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[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...
My Life in Prison: Memoirs of a Chinese Political Dissident Jiang Qisheng Translated by Professor James Erwin Dew and edited by Naomi May With a foreword by Professor Andrew Nathan and an introduction by Professor Perry Link Rowman & Littlefield Publishers February 16, 2012 Hardcover: 200 pages
May 8, 1968 Born in Suining, Jiangsu Province. September 1987 Enrolled in Jinling Vocational College in Nanjing. 1990
Photo courtesy of the family Guo Quan (郭泉), born in 1968, was raised in a revolutionary family: relatives in his parents’ generation were all members in the Communist Party of China (CPC). From a young age, he displayed a love of learning and had broad interests. After entering the work force, he...
Photo courtesy of the family Yang Chunlin (杨春林), a laid-off worker from Jiamusi, Heilongjiang Province, was an active participant in land rights movements. He is known for initiating the “We Want Human Rights, Not the Olympics” campaign in 2007. In March 2008, he was convicted of “inciting...
[Translation by Paul Mooney, Abridgment by Human Rights in China] It has been more than 100 days since Wang Lihong lost her freedom. It’s really an unimaginable thing. She and I live in the same world, but Lihong not only is being held in a detention center, but has also been formally arrested. She...
Photo courtesy of the family Wang Lihong (王荔蕻), a Beijing citizen, became involved in rights activism after her retirement from working life. She is known for her forthrightness, kindness, and willingness to help others, and is called “Older Sister” by fellow rights defenders. She was one of the...

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