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Veteran dissident Qin Yongmin (秦永敏) was administratively detained for 10 days during the 2012 NPC/CPPCC Sessions by the Qingshan District Public Security Bureau in Wuhan, Hubei; he was then illegally detained an additional five days. Qin was illegally deprived of his right to meet with his family...
[Zhu Yufu] In the statement (in Chinese), the Beijing-based dissident Zha Jianguo denounced the heavy prison term given to Zhu Yufu, the Zhejiang based dissident who was sentenced to seven years in prison and three years of deprivation of political rights for “inciting subversion of state power.”...
[Zhu Yufu] On February 10, 2012, the Zhejiang based dissident was sentenced to seven years in prison and three years of deprivation of political rights. The verdict states that he committed the following crimes: First, he operated as a member of the illegal China Democratic Party to fundraise for...
[Chen Wei] Sichuan dissident Chen Wei, recently sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment on for "inciting subversion of state power," was taken to prison before meeting with his family, a meeting that the authorities had promised to grant. Wang Xiaoyan, Chen's wife, said that not being able to see...
[Luo Yongquan] Domestic security officers ordered Luo, a dissident, not to leave the city of Nanxiong, Guangdong, and forced him to return a train ticket he had already purchased for a trip to Zhuhai in order to find work.
Noted dissident Qin Yongmin recounts that in the five months since he has been released from prison, Wuhan Police and State Security authorities have used enforcement measures such as summons and searches against him six times. This is also the second time they've searched Qin’s home within two...
Because Salman Rushdie wrote The Satanic Verses , Iran's Ayatolla Khomeini tried to kill him by putting a $5,000,000 reward on his head. This was in the 1980s, when I was still a young poet, and it was the first time I had heard his name. I was deeply shocked. Even though I cannot cross the ocean...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that freelance writer Wu Gaoxing (吴高兴) , a former June Fourth prisoner, was taken by the police from his home in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province, at around 10:00 a.m. on May 30, 2009. Wu is one of the five signers of a recent open letter to President Hu Jintao...
Compiled by Stacy Mosher Activist Then Now Wang Dan A history student at Peking University, and an organizer of the Beijing Students Autonomous Federation, Wang was arrested on July 2, 1989, and on January 26, 1991, was sentenced to 4 years in prison on charges of counterrevolutionary
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Internet activist Du Daobin will go to trial on May 18 in closed proceedings, and without the benefit of his chosen defense counsel.

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