hunger strike

Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan Is Jailed for COVID Reporting

Zhang Zhan, lawyer-turned-citizen journalist who documented the lockdown of Wuhan at the start of the COVID-19 epidemic, has been jailed for four years for her reporting. She was the fourth citizen journalist to be arrested and...

Bo Said to Be Uncooperative as Trial Delay Lengthens

With the former flood of news about fallen Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai slowing to a trickle, rumors have rushed in to fill the gap, even in China’s own state media. According to some of the more recent mutterings,...

“New Phase” in Tibet Self-Immolations; 86th Reported

Dharamshala-based reports than an 86th Tibetan self-immolation took place on Tuesday evening, marking the 24th this month. Kalsang Kyab, 24, set himself ablaze in front of a Chinese government office in Kangtsa town,...

Haidian Jail Inmate Dies after 49-day Hunger Strike

Danwei translates a Beijing Times report on a detainee in a district jail in Beijing who died after carrying out a hunger strike. His wife was not told where her husband was being held until she was notified of his death: The...

Silencing the critics – Kate Krauss

From the International Herald Tribune (link): Over the past two years, China has escalated beatings, imprisonment and harassment of dissenters: intellectuals, social and economic justice activists, journalists and even farmers who attempt to present their grievances to authorities. Many Westerners might never have heard about the recent attacks if not for the response of a […]

China detains hunger-striking dissidents: activist – Reuters

From Reuters (link): Chinese police have rounded up at least eight democracy campaigners involved in hunger strikes that have spread to more than 16 provinces, a leading activist said on Friday. Most of those detained in the past 10 days had gone on hunger strikes to protest what they call increasingly violent harassment of dissidents […]



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