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Defense lawyers and family members of the lawyers and civil society members taken into custody, unlawfully they maintain, during the “709 Incident,” sent the following joint letter of complaint to the highest levels of relevant departments and Chinese leaders. They accuse the public security...
The coordinator of the “Save Guo Feixiong” hunger strike relay reports relay participants in Chongqing have been subjected to various forms of suppression, including kidnapping, detention, interrogation, and threats by the authorities. Several participants have been questioned about T-shirts with...
In this short essay, Ai Wu, a supporter of Guo Feixiong, provides a brief outline of Guo’s rights defense work which started in 2003, and a sketch of his passionate character. Ai says that the most frequent sentence written in statements by participants of the “Save Guo Feixiong” hunger strike...
Wang Lihong, Beijing activist and participant in the “Save Guo Feixiong” Hunger Strike relay says in her "Hunger Strike Statement": Today I fasted for 24 hours, in a personal action that is insignificant, powerless, and even helpless . . . . [But] if we all use these seemingly insignificant acts to...
In a message to HRIC, Ai Wu, one of the participants of the hunger strike relay that begun on May 4 to support Guo Feixiong, reports that the strike has had the support of 161 person-times as of today, May 16. Today’s participants include lawyer Tang Jingling, currently serving a five-year prison...
After the families of Zhang Kai and Liu Peng received notices stating that the two had dismissed their defense lawyers, the lawyers, Zhang Lei and Li Boguang, requested that the Wenzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau arrange meetings with their clients, in order to confirm the dismissal in person...
After Yang Maoping (杨茂平), sister of Guo Feixiong, learned of his deteriorating physical condition during a visit with him in prison, she sent an open letter to Li Jingyan, head of the Guangdong Provincial Prison Management Bureau. In the letter, she requests that Guo be transferred to a major...
To show solidarity with Guo Feixiong, Yu Shiwen, the individuals arrested in the 709 Incident, and others persecuted simply for their righteousness, Beijing human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong fasted in a hunger strike on May 9, for the full day. In his "Hunger Strike Statement" he says that he...
Ai Wu, one of the volunteers in the hunger strike campaign, reports that more than 1,000 people have signed a petition for Guo Feixiong’s release so that he may receive proper medical treatment. (To sign, email ziyoufeixiong@gmail.com . See details .) Ai reports that lawyer Sui Muqing, a volunteer...
Lawyer Cai Ying reports that his client, rights defense lawyer Shu Xiangxin, in custody in the Jinan No.2 Detention Center for “libel,” was violently beaten and also suffered from other forms of maltreatment including being handcuffed and deprived of food, water, and access to toilet...

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