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Issue 207: Netizens fight back, wrongful execution, Sun Xiaodi

August 30, 2007

Below are translated summaries of the articles and news briefs published in Huaxia Dianzi Bao, Issue No. 207. The full Chinese-language issue can be found at

◇ 何清涟

[Spotlight Perspective] Why the Lower Classes Idealize the Mao Zedong Era, By He Qinglian

◇ 王瑞峰
[A Human Rights Olympics] As Internet Control is Tightened Ahead of 17th Party Congress, Netizens Fight Back, Writes Wang Ruifen
◇ 胡坤明
[Tracking the Central Issue] Wrongfully Executed: The Problem-Plagued Case of Nie Shubin, By Hu Kunming

◇ 冬原

[Citizens’ Defense of Rights] The Critical Situation of
Environmental Activist Sun Xiaodi, By Dong Yuan
◇ 青草
[Information World] Du Dongjin: The First Netizen Who Dared to Legally Challenge the “Great Firewall of China”, By Qing Cao
News in Brief:
上千人联名上书十七大 要求释放吕耿松 (8/27/2007)

Over a Thousand Sign Petition to 17th Party Congress Demanding Release of Lü Gengsong (August 27, 2007)

广东汕尾军警再出动大放催泪弹多名村民受伤 (8/25/2007) In Guangdong, Shanwei Military and Police Release Tear-Gas Against Protesting Villagers (August 25, 2007)
失地农民维权代表杨春林面临被起诉 (8/13/2007) Yang Chunlin, Rights Defender for Evicted Rural Residents, Faces Lawsuit (August 13, 2007)

袁伟静代陈光诚领奖在北京机场遭绑架 (8/24/2007)

Yuan Weijing Kidnapped at Beijing Airport After Attempting to Accept Prize on Behalf of Husband Chen Guangcheng (August 24, 2007)
北京当局阻止维权人士参加刘凤池追悼会 (8/29/2007) Beijing Authorities Prevent Rights Defenders from Participating in Memorial Ceremony for Liu Fengchi (August 29, 2007)

妻子呼吁各界关注何德普狱中处境 (8/26/2007)

Wife Urges International Community to Monitor He Depu’s Condition in Prison (August 26, 2007)

丁子霖、刘晓波等荣获2007 年度亚太人权奖 (8/29/2007)

Ding Zilin, Liu Xiaobo Honored with 2007 Asia-Pacific Human Rights Awards (August 29, 2007)

Two Tibetan Women Arrested in Sichuan

网民号召集会抗议高房价遭拘留 (8/28/2007)

Netizens Detained After Calling for Protest Against High Housing Prices (August 28, 2007)

默克尔访华促中国尊重人权 (8/28/2007) German Chancellor Angela Merkel Visits China, Urges Government to Respect Human Rights (August 28,2007)


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