Tag Archives: Hu Jia

Zeng Jinyan under pressure from tax authority to close AIDS support group

  Zeng Jinyan and the AIDS support group that she and her husband Hu Jia founded, have now become the latest victims of power abuse by China’s tax authorities. This is not news. Other prominent NGOs have already been subjected … Continue reading

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Urgent Appeal for the Release of Hu Jia on Medical Grounds

News about imprisoned Chinese human rights activist Hu Jia’s deteriorating health condition was made public last Thursday (8 April), initially via Twitter, then through Reuters and the Associated Press.  Since then Hu Jia’s wife Zeng Jinyan has been waiting anxiously … Continue reading

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Hu Jia: Another Birthday in Jail

Today is Hu Jia’s 36th birthday.  He is spending it in his cell in the Beijing municipal prison.  His wife Zeng Jinyan and their daughter were granted a visit on 21 July 2009.  Ms Zeng posted this poem on her … Continue reading

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The Australian: On Liu Xiaobo

Today’s The Australian published Liu Xiaobo’s last interview with foreign press shortly before his arrest: China’s most famous dissident, the courtly, professorial Liu Xiaobo, 53, was taken by security officers from his home in Beijing last December and held incommunicado … Continue reading

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Zeng Jinyan’s Visit to Hu Jia Obstructed

Zeng Jinyan expressed disappointment in her latest blog post that she was once again forbidden to see Hu Jia, even though her mother-in-law was finally allowed to meet with her son last Thursday.  This is the second month in a … Continue reading

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Hu Jia’s wife Zeng Jinyan Sent a Video Message to the Sakharov Prize Award Ceremony

From the European Parliament: The award of the 2008 Sakharov prize for human rights to jailed Chinese dissident Hu Jia took place at midday Wednesday. In his absence his wife gave an emotional and moving video message from under house … Continue reading

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European Parliament: Special Ceremony to Honour Hu Jia

From the European Parliament 15-12-2008 – 17:29 : Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought: 20th anniversary and 2008 winner Chinese political activist Hu Jia This year’s Sakharov Prize ceremonies in Strasbourg have a dual character. To celebrate the 20th anniversary … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama Praised European Parliament for Awarding the Sakharov Prize to Hu Jia

In his recent address to European Lawmakers, His Holiness the Dalai Lama praised the European Parliament for awarding the Sakharov Price to Hu Jia.  The speech was delivered on 4 December 2008 at Brussels as a part of His Holiness’ … Continue reading

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Hu Jia: Life in Prison

Zeng Jinyan wrote a new post about her visit to Hu Jia last Friday. Hu Jia had finally received the news about the Sakharov Prize award, even though Zeng Jinyan was given deliberate instructions not to discuss the award with … Continue reading

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Zeng Jinyan: a Confession from the Prisoner at Freedom City

Thanks to our friend and regular contributor JR for drawing my attention to an article recently published at Zeng Jinyan’s blog. My translation is based on JR’s English translation at JustRecently’s Beautiful Blog. I am grateful to JR for allowing … Continue reading

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