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Tortured, dissident Christian lawyer talks about his ordeal
Jiang Tianyong, 41, was “guilty” of defending members of Falun Gong and people living with AIDS. For this, he endured two months of violence, humiliations and threats. Other human rights lawyers caught TB whilst in prison or lost their memory from being forced fed medical drugs.
24/11/2016 14:29:00 CHINA
Missing for days, Christian lawyer Jiang Tianyong is feared held by authorities
His whereabouts are unknown since Monday after he visited families of detained human rights lawyers. Jailed and tortured in the past, he said last June that he feared he might be arrested. The Ministry of Public Security remains silent.
02/12/2016 11:44:00 CHINA
Peng Ming, Christian ecologist and activist, dies in prison. Three other disappeared "at the risk of torture"
Peng Ming was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2005. In the past he had a brilliant managerial career. Later he wrote books on democracy and environmental protection against the violent industrialization in the country. He was convicted of "terrorism." Still no word on Christian lawyer Jiang Tianyong. Dissident Xie Yang beaten by prison officers. Lawyer Huang Qi and reporter Liu Fei detained by police.
As human rights advocates continue to be arrested, people are becoming increasingly angry
Another human rights lawyer is arrested as a colleague disappears. A petitioner demanding action against corrupt officials is placed under house arrest. People are worried but also angry. In Shanghai, passers-by clash with police who abuse migrant worker.
Sichuan: new arrests for Jasmine Revolution supporters
Pro-democracy dissidents Ding Mao and Chen Wei are arrested for praising street protests against bad government and corruption. Yang Hengjun, a Chinese-born Australian writer, also disappears. His blog is visited by millions of people. He too backed protests.
Jasmine Revolution: call for street protests on 6 March
Yesterday, police was out patrolling China’s main cities to prevent phantom mass protest organised online, a week after an event. All gatherings were broken up. Foreign journalists were beaten and arrested. A new call for mass protest next Saturday appears online.
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