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Activist Qin Yongmin Repeatedly Detained; Home Searched

May 23, 2011

Qin, an activist based in Wuhan, was detained by the Wuhan authorities on May 13, 2011, for ten days and fined 200 yuan for raising funds for Li Wangyang, a Tiananmen activist who was paralyzed after being beaten in prison. While Qin was detained, police searched his home and deleted all of the information on his computer and USB drive. Since being released from prison six months ago after serving a 12-year sentence for “subversion of state power,” Qin has been subject to police actions seven times. Qin has filed a complaint with the UN Human Rights Council, requesting that they set up a special working group on Chinese human rights issues.

 

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