Two Land Protests – Radio Free Asia

From RFA Unplugged blog:

Six villagers’ representatives from Wanglou village, Funing County in the eastern Chinse province of Jiangsu were detained on the night of Oct. 28 over a land compensation dispute, sources told RFA’s Cantonese service(ZH).

The wife of one detained man, Yang Jiaren, said: “About 7 or 8 policemen intruded into our house and brought Yang away saying that Yang was making trouble. They have totally arrested 6 representatives. My husband and others only requested compensation for our land. We have to live. We have not committed any crimes. The police even did not tell me where they took my husband,” she said. [Full Text]

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[Image source: A protester sits near a banner reading: "I want to eat, pay for land use" at the site of an aquatic venue being planned for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Photo: AP via theage.com.au]

October 31, 2007 10:09 AM
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Categories: Human Rights, Law