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[Wu Zeheng] After proposing, in 1998 and 1999, government reforms, including greater government transparency, establishing non-Party oversight bodies, and ending corruption, Wu Zeheng, a Guangdong-based Buddhist leader, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on the charges of "illegal business" and "...
[Wang Lihong] On September 9, 2011, Beijing rights activist Wang Lihong was sentenced to 9 months in prison for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” On April 16, 2010, Wang organized a protest for the Three Netizens on trial after they exposed a police cover-up of a rape and murder. The...
[Lü Gengsong] Zhejiang rights defender Lu Gengsong was arrested on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power,” on August 24, 2007 for publishing articles critical of the government. The court convicted and sentenced him to four years in prison and one year of deprivation of political rights...
[Lü Gengsong] Zhejiang rights defender Lu Gengsong was arrested on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power” on August 24, 2007, for publishing articles critical of the government. The court convicted and sentenced him to four years in prison and one year of deprivation of political rights...
[Wang Lihong] Beijing rights activist Wang Lihong (王荔蕻) was charged with “picking quarrels and proving troubles” after she organized netizens to go to the Mawei District People’s Court in Fujian to observe three netizens’ trial on April 16, 2010. Wang was tried on August 12, 2011, and her lawyers...
[Baihutou Village Case] On April 29, 2011, Xu Kun, the democratically elected chief of Baihutou Village in Beihai, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, was sentenced to four years in prison by the Yinhai District People’s Court, Beihai, for “illegal business activities,” and fined 200,000 yuan . Xu...
[Mao Hengfeng] The decision states that Mao Hengfeng was sent to a prison hospital for treatment of high blood pressure while serving her Reeducation-Through-Labor order. The Committee is canceling the remaining period of her Reeducation-Through-Labor order at the suggestion of the prison hospital...
On July 20 and 21, 300 workers from the Guizhou Dazhong Rubber Company held a sit-in to protest their bosses’ embezzlement of government resources and exploitation of workers’ interests, and to ask the authorities to address the problems. On July 20, the authorities sent an official to the protest...

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