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In this timeline, Guangdong-based legal activist Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄) (a.k.a. Yang Maodong [杨茂东]) chronicles the events that led up to the detention and release of several democracy activists who have become known as the "five gentlemen of Guangzhou who held placards." In late March 2012, a number of...
Guangdong-based rights activist and writer Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄) , also known as Yang Maodong (杨茂东), was released from the Meizhou Prison in Guangdong Province on September 13, 2011, after serving a five-year sentence on conviction of “illegal business activity.”
Human Rights in China (HRIC) strongly condemns the beating of Chinese rights defender and legal advisor Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong) in prison. Reports of this beating are of particular concern in the lead-up to China’s review by the United Nations Committee Against Torture in November...
Human Rights in China is issuing a statement made by Zhang Qing, wife of human rights defender and legal advisor Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong), at her request. The statement discusses Guo’s reaction to his conviction and sentence and his subsequent decision not to appeal. It describes...
November 14, 2007 (Hong Kong) : Human Rights in China has learned that human rights defender and legal advisor Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong) was convicted in Guangzhou at 8:30 am today of "illegal business activity" and sentenced to 5 years' imprisonment and fined 40,000 yuan . Human...
On the one-year anniversary of the detention of rights defender Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong), Human Rights in China (HRIC) has been sent an essay by his wife, Zhang Qing, entitled “In Commemoration of the First Anniversary of My Husband Guo Feixiong’s Detention: Urging for His...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that delivery of the verdict in the trial of Guangdong-based rights defender Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong) has been delayed for further investigation. Guo went to trial at Guangzhou's Tianhe District Court on July 9, 2007, on charges of "running...

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