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Two Articles by Shanghainese Activist Feng Zhenghu, Now in 9th month of Illegal House Arrest

October 30, 2012

Shanghainese rights defender Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎) has been confined to his home by 24 guards since February 27, 2012. He estimates that by October 30, those guards had cost the authorities some 2.4 million yuan [about $600,000]. Feng’s house arrest began in advance of the “Two Sessions” of the National People’s Congress and National People’s Political Consultative Conference in March this year and is now continuing into the period of the Party’s 18th National Congress. Feng says: “In the eyes of the police, there is no law, only their superiors. They will detain whomever their superiors ask them to detain.” What is happening now, Feng says, is exactly the same as what happened in the Cultural Revolution.  Feng points out that the regime is using extra-legal measures to maintain social stability. But Feng says he will “never change his original intention . . . to advance China’s progress with democracy and the rule of law.”