» 06/21/2012, 00.00
Man poisoned by the authorities in Fuzhou to stop his petition
For the last two years, Mao Qiping had sought redress after his house was demolished. He had also led a fight with fellow residents against illegal land grab. After following him, unidentified men beat him with metal rods and injected him with a chemical substance. He died after two days of agony. Like in Li Wangyang's case, police said it was an "accident".
Activist arrested after alleging police cover-up in murder case
Fan Yanqiong posted online articles slamming police for not investigating the death of a young woman, killed by people said to be closely associated to local officials. Her postings touched a raw nerve, was picked up by many netizens.
Mgr John Yang Shudao, underground archbishop of Fuzhou, dies
The prelate, 91, died last Saturday in Fuzhou (Fujian). A pillar of the underground Church, he spent most of his life in prison. His last sentence to prison dates back to 2001.
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Rector of Yujiang seminary arrested, he had organised a meeting of the diocesan clergy
Police detained Fr Zeng Zhongliang and one of his seminarians, Wang Bin, during a visit to the southern province of Guangdong. The priest had organised a meeting with the entire diocesan clergy, whose members are mostly affiliated with the underground Church, on behalf of his local bishop unable to attend because he is under house arrest.
Underground priest arrested in Fujian; parishioners beaten and wounded
Fujian, fire reignites at chemical factory: 14 000 evacuated
For the third time in two days extinguished flames reignite and spread in the plant: sparked by the soaring temperature inside the oil storage tanks. The authorities impose a safety zone with a radius of five kilometers, local residents awakened by the smell and light: "It was like the sky was on fire".
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