Chinese Hold Protest Leader, Land Activist – Edward Cody

From the Washington Post:

, a peasant protest leader in southern China whose struggle was the subject of a Washington Post article last month, was detained by police and has been in custody since Dec. 1, a peasant rights group reported Friday.

Chen, 43, who has two daughters, was formally charged sometime after her arrest with involvement in an illegal lottery, according to , director of the Empowerment and Rights Institute. Hou and others from her group advised Chen and fellow farmers during their long battle against land confiscations at Sanshan, a small but swiftly developing community on an island in the Zhu River on the outskirts of the city of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province.

December 28, 2005 9:51 AM
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