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Chen Wei Taken to Prison ahead of Schedule; Wife Describes Authorities’ Despicable Tricks to Block Family Meeting

January 9, 2012

[Chen Wei] Sichuan dissident Chen Wei, recently sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment on for "inciting subversion of state power," was taken to prison before meeting with his family, a meeting that the authorities had promised to grant. Wang Xiaoyan, Chen's wife, said that not being able to see Chen Wei “was extremely devastating to us psychologically.” She and their nine-year-old daughter firmly believe that Chen Wei is innocent.

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