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According to informed sources, rights activist Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 ) met with lawyer Chen Guangwu ( 陈光武 ) on November 14, the first such meeting permitted Guo since his detention on August 8. Guo was officially arrested on September 12 and is accused of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a...
Li Wangyang with friend, Daxiang District Hospital, Shaoyang, Hunan Province, July 23, 2011 Tang Jingling (唐荆陵) , a Guangdong lawyer retained by the family of the late labor activist Li Wangyang (李旺阳) , was detained for six days, from September 5 to September 10 in Shaoyang, Hunan Province, and in...
Following the release of an investigation report by Hunan provincial authorities which confirmed activist Li Wangyang’s (李旺阳) death as suicide, ten lawyers from mainland China and Hong Kong sent an open letter to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (Chinese only). The lawyers...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned from an informed source that the sister and brother-in-law of Li Wangyang (李旺阳) were taken to a hotel today, June 7, and are being held there by the police. Li Wangyang is a Hunan labor activist who was found dead of purported suicide in a hospital room in...
This appeal (CH), by Zhang Shanguang ( 张善光) of the Hunan Citizens online forum , to the Shaoyang government to provide redress and social benefits to Li Wangyang (李旺阳), who was imprisoned for 21 years for political reasons. The appeal gives the account of Li Wangyang, a worker-leader in the 1989...
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...
Li Wangyang , a veteran labor rights activist from Hunan Province, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for “incitement to subvert state power” by the People’s Intermediate Court of Shaoyang on September 20, 2001. Li was accused of subversion for demanding that the government pay for treatment of...
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