Foreign Journalists Denied Access to Jailed Activist’s Wife – RFA

From Radio Free Asia:

Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong have prevented a German TV crew from interviewing the wife of a leading civil rights activist, despite new regulations claiming to ease reporting curbs ahead of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

“This past Monday [Jan. 7], a German television journalist told me that she and her crew wanted to visit me today [Wednesday],” Yuan Weijing, wife of jailed activist , told RFA’s Mandarin service.

“Since Chen Guangcheng’s eldest brother, Chen Guangfu, lives in Linyi, I thought it would be more convenient for them to meet up with him there first,” Yuan said, adding that the number of police and local officials watching her house swelled to 40 after the phone call. [Full Text]

January 9, 2008, 6:42 PM
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