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[Crackdown on Shanghai Rights activists] According to Shen Peilan (沈佩兰) , Shanghai petitioner and rights defender, Shanghai rights activist Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎) has been under house arrest for more than 20 days, and is currently sick and out of food. Shen said that on March 16, 2012, 28 Shanghai...
[Zhu Yufu] On February 10, 2012, the Zhejiang based dissident was sentenced to seven years in prison and three years of deprivation of political rights. The verdict states that he committed the following crimes: First, he operated as a member of the illegal China Democratic Party to fundraise for...
[Huangyang Village Wheat Subsidies] Instead of receiving the full sums of the wheat-growing government subsidies due them, the villagers of Huangyang were told that portions of the subsidies went to the Shangdian Township government as payments for their irrigation fees. The villagers challenge the...
[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...
[Zhang Hengyin, Sinopec Group] Zhang used his real name to report to Sinopec Group’s discipline inspection commission the corrupt actions of Nie Sizhi, a unit manager at the Fushun Petroleum Chemical Company, a Sinopec’s subsidiary. In 1996, Zhang was detained by the company’s public security...
[Chen Wei] On December 23, 2011, Sichuanese dissident Chen Wei (陈卫) was convicted of inciting subversion of state power for publishing nine essays on the Internet; he was sentenced to nine years in prison with two years of deprivation of political rights. His lawyers Zheng Jianwei and Liang Xiaojun...
[Ni Rong] The “Strike-Hard” campaign launched by the central government in the early 1980s led to the imprisonment of many innocent people. Fujian citizen Ni Rong was detained at the scene of an arrest of a thief. He spent four days in intensive care after being tortured. He was not allowed to hire...
On April 10, 2012, Beijing rights defender Ni Yulan (倪玉兰) was sentenced to two years and eight months of imprisonment for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” and “fraud”. Her husband, Dong Jiqin (董继勤) was sentenced to two years in prison for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” The...

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