» 02/25/2011, 00.00
Chinese dissident arrested for struggle against “one child” law
Mao Hengfeng has been taken to a labour camp, three days after being released for medical reasons. She fought against the Chinese law that allows only one child per couple. Her whereabouts remain unknown.
Mao Hengfeng, given hard labour again for challenging one child law
The dissident, one of the most famous in the country, was sentenced to 18 months of "re-education through labour". Her husband denounces: "she disappeared on 20 September and I just got news of her now". The sentence issued on the sidelines of the Communist Congress, ready to elect the new leadership.
And now Ai Weiwei is under investigation for child pornography
Charged over photographs on display for over a year on the internet. The investigations concerns anyone else involved in the production and publication of the photos, even the employees of Ai. The charges against the well-known artist multiply, since he began criticizing Beijing.
Protestant clergyman sentenced to one year of forced labour
The religious leader is charged with heading an “evil cult”. The move is just another step in a campaign to “normalise” underground Protestant communities.
Women try to set themselves on fire in Tiananmen Square: arrested, along with dozens of protesters
Also arrested seven people from Fujian protesting the expropriation of their lands and asking to visit Ai Weiwei. One woman was released after nine months in a "black jail", where people are detained without charges, without trial, without notifying the families.
Six more sentenced to death over clashes in Xinjiang
Increases to 12 the number of death sentences imposed. Every year Beijing condemns hundreds of Uyghurs to capital execution. The World Uygur Congress: Stop China’s bloody repression against the Uyghur people.
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