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Three Documents Related to the Case of Buddhist Leader Wu Zeheng

September 22, 2011

[Wu Zeheng] After proposing, in 1998 and 1999, government reforms, including greater government transparency, establishing non-Party oversight bodies, and ending corruption, Wu Zeheng, a Guangdong-based Buddhist leader, was sentenced to  11 years in prison on the charges of  "illegal business" and "issuing stock without authorization." Since his release in February 2010, he has been continually harassed, monitored, threatened and beaten.  

Item 1
Letter by 16 members of the U.S. Congress to the Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. asking the Chinese government to stop harassing Wu Zeheng, August 8, 2011 (in English)

Item 2
Letter from Wu Zeheng to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China  and State Council, November 20, 1998 (in Chinese and English)

Item 3
Letter from Wu Zeheng to President Jiang Zemin, Premier Zhu Rongji, and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, July 9, 1999  (in Chinese and English) 

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