Missing Before Action
On the Foreign Policy website, Renee Xia of Chinese Human Rights Defenders gives a run-down of the activists who have been detained or harassed during the recent crackdown following uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere:
In the last two weeks, in several cities, police have criminally detained at least six activists for “endangering state security” and at least five others without formal charges. Police have raided the residences of at least ten individuals, confiscating laptops, computers, cell phones, and books. More than 100 individuals told my organization, Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD), that they had been questioned, threatened, put under house arrest, or forced to go on police-escorted “tourism” outings in recent days. Additionally, one activist was detained in a mental hospital in Anhui, and one lawyer was severely beaten by unidentified men on his way to a demonstration in Guangzhou.
What follows is a partial list of Chinese activists swept up in the ongoing crackdown.