Chinese Activist, Daughter ‘Sentenced To Labour Camp’

From AFP:

A Chinese environmental activist and his daughter have been sentenced to re-education through labour without a trial on charges of passing state secrets abroad, his wife said.

Sun Xiaodi, 55, a former uranium mine worker in the north-west province of Gansu who has campaigned against alleged environmental degradation since 1988, was sentenced to two years labour re-education, Hu Jianhong said.

Their daughter, Sun Haiyan, 25, was given the same punishment for 18 months, Ms Hu said over the phone, crying as she expressed deep concern for her only child, whom she has not been able to see for over a month.

Read also Environmental Activist Sun Xiaodi Sentenced to Two Years of Reeducation-Through-Labor; Daughter to Year-and-a-Half from Human Rights in China.


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