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Three Domestic Security Agencies Prevent Shi Tao from Participating in Poetry Association Meeting

July 5, 2017

Now out of prison for close to four years, Ningxia poet Shi Tao is a member of the Shanghai Writers’ Association’s third creative writing class for young people. He received an invitation to attend a poetry association meeting held in Ningbo, and began preparation for the event. However, three domestic security agencies worked in concert, and prevented him from traveling.

Shi Tao is a former journalist who in 2004 was arrested for sending a government document overseas through Yahoo! Mail regarding how the media was going to cover the fifteenth anniversary of June Fourth. He was later sentenced to ten years and was released on August 23, 2013.


师涛声明

本人作为上海市作家协会第三期青年创作班成员,受到请参加7日在宁波象山乱洋礁举办的诗歌联谊会。我已经按照国保的要求提前打了招呼,并且买好了机票,准备明天去警务室当面提交“请假条”。

没想到,宁夏国保、上海国保、宁波国保几方联动,严重要求主办方不得让我参加,否则如何如何。无奈,下午退了票。我给银川的国保朋友说,我已出狱近四年,但是在你们心目中,我依然是一个坏人、恐怖分子、一个害一锅汤的老鼠!你们不去用国家的资金,去查处贪官污吏,把我这样一个手无寸铁的人当成国家的敌人!曾经有许多人当面告诉我,绝对不能相信国保,那我自己这几年的亲身经历能不能证明这句话的正确性呢?我可以沉默,你们可以把我像蚂蚁一样踩到脚底下,但你们能为自己的子孙后代留一个清白的名声吗?一切都是刚刚开始,让我们拭目以待。

2017年7月5日

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