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» 02/25/2011
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.

 Beijing (AsiaNews / Agencies) - Mao Hengfeng, a Chinese woman who has fought against the government policy of one child was taken to a labour camp yesterday. Only three days earlier had been released from custody for health reasons, said her husband. Mao Hengfeng lives in Shanghai. Her husband, Wu Xuewuei said that she was taken away by a team of dozens of agents, between 30 and 50, according to her husband.

Wu said that the police officers delivered a notice, photocopied, in which stated that Mao had carried out "illegal activities". The husband said that the accusations are unfounded.

"For 24 hours every day, since her return police have kept our door under close watch. We could not even visit the doctor. What chance had she to break the law?”, demand’s the activist’s husband. He adds: "We are very concerned ... We do not know where she is."

Mao's arrest follows a spate of such incidents which have highlighted the Government unease over protests relating to the "Jasmine Revolution". Mao, who has three daughters, was dismissed from her job in 1988 in a soap factory after she became pregnant for the second time, thereby contravening the law on one child. In March 2010 she was sentenced to a year and a half of "reeducation through labor" on charges of "disturbing public order".

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See also
11/07/2012 CHINA
Mao Hengfeng, given hard labour again for challenging one child law
11/19/2011 CHINA
And now Ai Weiwei is under investigation for child pornography
11/19/2008 CHINA
Protestant clergyman sentenced to one year of forced labour
01/04/2012 CHINA
Women try to set themselves on fire in Tiananmen Square: arrested, along with dozens of protesters
10/15/2009 CHINA
Six more sentenced to death over clashes in Xinjiang

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