Another Human Rights campaigner arrested in China

From PEN International:

The Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN is seriously concerned about the detention and well-being of internet writer Huang Qi, on 10 June 2008 in Chengdu, after criticising the Chinese government’s handling of the consequences of the earthquake of 12 May 2008 in Sichuan province.

Huang… was last seen being forced into a car by three unidentified men in Chengdu on the evening of June 10. His detention comes amid an escalated effort by the Chinese government to establish tighter controls over reporting from earthquake-affected areas.

Huang, director and co-founder of the Tianwang Human Rights Center in Chengdu, had been imprisoned on subversion charges from 2003 to 2005 for setting up a web site that investigated corruption, advocated democracy, and called for the release of those imprisoned in the wake of the Tiananmen protests.

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  1. Andrew:

    And Bob Browns on his way to the olympics. Hows that for a principled
    Stance. ?

    Tony

  2. Oh no, and Rudd said he would be there with bells on as well. I’m not sure who else is going. Probably anyone who thinks there is some kind of mileage to be made from it.

    I suppose we can’t afford to offend principal trading partners who have greater fire power than we do.

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