Detained in China and Tibet: A Directory of Political and Religious Prisoners

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The most comprehensive report on arbitrary detention in China and Tibet ever published, Detained in China and Tibet documents a pattern of systematic suppression of dissent--political and religious--from virtually every province of China and throughout the Tibetan plateau. With sources ranging from restricted-circulation (neibu), official documents to interviews with released detainees, the report charts the rise and fall of underground organizations through the arrest of members of pro-democracy networks, labor federations, unofficial church congregations and traditional religious sects.
 

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Page 549 - Xin She, March 26, 1990; in FBIS, April 13, 1990. According to an August 28, 1989 Chengdu Radio report (FBIS August 30, 1989), the two men were expelled from the Communist Party and accused of "seriously violating political discipline" and "departing from the orientation of socialist publication.
Page 474 - Morning Post (June 15, 1989), he was one of a number of student leaders who had met with Premier Li Peng on May 18. At that meeting, he was quoted as saying, "We believe, no matter whether the government does or not, that history will recognize this movement as a patriotic and democratic movement. ..The people want to see whether the government is really a people's government or not.
Page 374 - Court sentenced six defendants to prison terms for "inciting the masses," "sabotaging vehicles," "gathering together a bunch of hoodlums to make trouble," and "obstructing public order" during the first ten days of June.
Page 569 - June 11, 1989, and accused of inciting citizens to "besiege" the Xi'an City Federation of Trade Unions, smash the union's signboard and go on strike. According to Xi'an Radio (June 12, 1989), "the reactionary declaration made by this group of people and their letter to all workers throughout the city viciously attacked the leaders of the party and state in an organized, planned and guided way.
Page 355 - Wanbao (Associated Press, December 8, 1989). A third co-defendant, CHEN Yong, a worker from Tangshan, Hebei Province was sentenced to life imprisonment. The three allegedly attacked and killed LI Guorui, 20, a member of the People's Armed Police, at 5.00 am on June 4 as government troops were converging on Tiananmen Square. According to Beijing Ribao, the sentences reflected the government's determination "to strike severe blows against the criminal activities of counterrevolutionary elements and...
Page 130 - July 12, 1989 edition of Hebei Ribao. Li Hongyu, a psychology student at Beijing Normal University, was taken into custody in Chengdu, Sichuan, on July 30, 1989, and transferred to Beijing on August 6. A Reuters report said that police officers uncovered 216,000 yuan or $58,000 that had been donated to the Beijing Students Autonomous Federation at the home of Li's boy friend, Li Ming. He too has reportedly been arrested. The cash allegedly was given to Li Hongyu by one of the students on China's...
Page 550 - June 12 suggests that he was engaged only in peaceful protests, it said he had incited people against the provincial government, plotted to set up a radio station at Tiancheng Square in Xi'an to spread rumors and poison people's minds and instigated students and shopkeepers to strike.
Page 141 - ZHOU Chifeng, liaison officer of the Sit-in Command at Tiananmen Square who had also been interviewed frequently by a New York Times reporter, was arrested by the Changchun City Public Security Bureau on June 12. He had been in hiding in Changchun, and was turned in to authorities by the Changchun Architecture College. The same news dispatch reported that a student, unnamed...
Page 111 - ... the Mutual Inductance Instrument Factory in Shenyang City and was one of eight out of the 37 who will be tried; the others will be released after re-education, according to the report. HUANG Jianhu, an assembly worker at the water meter plant of the Shanghai Water Company, was arrested on June 8 for directing a "flying vehicle squad" to set up road barricades, according to Shanghai Radio (June 10, 1989).
Page 355 - GUO was described as a criminal. DENG Wenbin, allegedly an accomplice, was sentenced to death but given a two-year reprieve. Two others were sentenced to life imprisonment and nine more were convicted on charges of assaulting police, damaging railway property, and inciting people to attack Communist Party and government offices.

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