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Yu Shiwen's Letter from Detention Center after Being Indicted

April 23, 2015

After his indictment on April 23, Henan dissident Yu Shiwen, who has been detained for organizing a June Fourth “public memorial service,” published a reflection from inside the detention center.  In it, he expresses how honored he feels to be indicted for the concrete efforts he made in commemorating the victims of June Fourth. He also says he will remain silent during his trial which, in his view, is illegal and a farce.

During the 1989 Democracy Movement, Yu Shiwen was one of the organizers of activities in Guangzhou in support of the Tiananmen protests. After the June Fourth crackdown, Yu Shiwen was detained for one and a half years. In February 2014, Yu Shiwen and his wife, Chen Wei, and others, held a public memorial near Zhao Ziyang's old home, in memory of Zhao Ziyang, Hu Yaobang, and June Fourth victims. In May 2014, the couple was arrested (Chen was later released).


接起诉,于世文发表狱中感言

为六四几次坐牢都没有前科,感到很委屈,这一次终于起诉了,我很坦然,也很荣幸,终于为六四实质性做出了一点努力!从内心里一直觉得欠六四太多太多。这是昨天接到起诉书的第一想法。我们成立了家庭,有了自己的宝贝女儿,得到了幸福,可以说我是六四的受益者。而六四那么多人永远倒下,有的人长期服刑,有些人一直在漂波,已经到了我应该回报六四的时候了。一句话,轮也轮到我了。

起诉书仅指控我一个人,而最初被非法羁押的达十人,号称“十君子”,由于全国网友大量声援,维权人士的不懈抗争,律师团队的艰苦工作,使九人被当局无奈先后释放,在我的内心也感到很高兴,很从容!在此要感谢网友、维权人士和律师团队!

我将在庭审中保持沉默,因为对我的审判是非法的,这种法庭本身也是非法的。起诉的所有指控也是非法的,他们没有或者已经丧失了审判的资格!我鄙视这场闹剧式的审判,所以将一言不发!

于世文 2015年4月23日
于郑州市第三看守所

(附:于世文狱中亲笔信)

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