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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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