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Imprisoned Lawyer Tang Jingling Participates in Hunger Strike Relay in Support of Guo Feixiong and Yu Shiwen

May 10, 2016

Lawyer and activist Tang Jingling issued the below statement about his plan to go on a one-day hunger strike, on May 16, 2016,  in solidarity with the imprisoned Guo Feixiong and detained Yu Shiwen—both also on hunger strike to protest mistreatment. May 16 marks the two-year anniversary since Tang Jingling, Yuanxin Ting (penname of Yuan Chaoyang (袁朝阳)), and Wang Qingying were first detained for promoting "Non-Violent Non-Cooperation." They were later convicted of "inciting subversion of state power" and sentenced to five years, three and a half years, and two and a half years, respectively. May 16 is also the 50th anniversary of the start of the Cultural Revolution, which threw the nation into political turmoil and brought great suffering to the people of the entire country. In his statement, Tang urges "Do not forget the country’s painful memories! Join hands to transform China."










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