China protester ‘paralysed by beating’ – Jonathan Watts

From Guardian Unlimited:

One of the most vocal opponents of the Three Gorges dam has been left reportedly paralysed by a savage beating after he ignored police warnings not to speak to foreign journalists.

, a land-rights activist, was attacked by unknown assailants on his way home from the Zigui public security bureau in Hubei province, where he had been interrogated about an interview he gave to reporters from the German television station ARD.

According to the organisation Human Rights in China, Mr Fu had been warned by police and local officials that he would be severely punished for talking to foreign journalists and trying to petition the central government about the forced relocations that he and more than a million others have undergone to make way for the world’s biggest hydroelectric project. [Full Text]

See also Three Gorges Petitioners Impeded, Harassed by HRIC.

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