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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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Green Leader Bob Brown Sought Australian Senate Support for Liu Xiaobo

Senator Bob Brown called on the Australian government to exert pressure on China regarding the formal arrest of Liu Xiaobo.  The following is an excerpt of the relevant sections from the Senate debate on Thursday June 25 between Brown and … Continue reading

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Liu Xiaobo’s First Meeting with his Lawyer

Liu Xiaobo was eventually allowed to meet with his lawyer.  Liu’s lawyer Shang Baojun said that the meeting took place at around 3.15pm on 26 June at the Beijing Number 1 Detention Centre.   It lasted for approximately 40 minutes. Shang … Continue reading

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Liu Xiaobo Formally Arrested

Xinhua released a report a short while ago, confirming the formal arrest of Liu Xiaobo on 23 June 2009.  Liu was detained and had been placed under house arrest since 8 December 2009, a day before the release of Charter … Continue reading

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Long Jail Sentence for Another China Democracy Party Member

Wang Rongqing 王荣清, a member of the banned China Democracy Party 中国民主党 (CDP), has been sentenced to six years’ imprisonment on charges of subversion of state power.  Wang was arrested in Hangzhou around June last year, in what was widely … Continue reading

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Update: Ai Xiaoming was not arrested

Chinese Human Rights Defender (CHRD) has published a map that details all known Charter 08-related detentions.  I was able to access the full report and the map this morning.  But apparently the CHRD site has been hacked;  I am not … 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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More arrests over 08 Charter

Sources from the Roman Catholic Church confirmed that Shanghai lawyer Zheng Enchong 郑恩宠 and Guangzhou university professor Ai Xiaoming 艾晓明 had been detained by the Chinese authorities in charge of public security.  The AsiaNews report says: Arrests continue for signers … Continue reading

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Liu Xiaobo Detained on Suspicion of “Inciting Subversion of State Power”

Please click here to join our discussion about the content of the 08 Charter Less than 10 days ago, I wrote this post about Beijing police forcibly stopped prominent dissident writer Liu Xiaobo 刘晓波 from attending a Transition Institute seminar.  … Continue reading

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Guo Quan Detained for Subversion

Guo Quan has been detained in his hometown in Nanjing. According to RFA Mandarin Service, a charge of subversion of state power ( 颠覆国家政权 ) was stated on the document served to him and his family. Associated Press has also released a report about Guo’s arrest.

Guo is a colourful but controversial figure. Depending on where you look, you’ll have very different impression of him. Continue reading

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