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For more information, CONTACT SharonAnn Lynch: 646-645-5225 Laurie Wen 917-443-4121 Kate Krauss 215-731-1844 China's #1 AIDS Activist Detained While China Seeks $90 Million from the UN for AIDS
Verne Kopytoff
China has sentenced two veteran pro-democracy activists to prison as part of a general crackdown on government critics before a key Communist Party congress, a human rights group said today. A court in the eastern city of Qingdao sentenced Mu Chuanheng to three years in prison and Yan Peng to 1 1/2...
One of China's most prominent AIDS activists Wan Yanhai has been arrested for allegedly revealing state secrets, his wife said as a series of human rights groups called for his immediate release. Wan, who founded and ran the AIDS Action Project, a private group pushing for the rights of China's...
By Carrie Kirby Internet protesters suggest government is cutting off access China's 46 million Internet users are unable to access popular search engine Google, and most believe that the Chinese government is blocking the site as part of a crackdown on the Internet in preparation for a politically...
An outspoken Chinese AIDS activist who publicised the plight of large numbers of farmers infected after selling blood is missing and feared detained by Chinese police, his wife and a rights group said. Wan Yanhai , who founded and ran the AIDS Action Project, a private non-profit group which...
By XIAO QIANG and SOPHIE BEACH Xiao Qiang, a 2001 MacArthur Fellow, is executive director of Human Rights in China, a monitoring and advocacy organization based in New York and Hong Kong. Sophie Beach is Asia research associate at the Committee to Protect Journalists. NEW YORK-- Last month, the...


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