Wang Lihong

Netizen Voices: Don’t “Suicide” Me! A Weibo Vow

The death of 22-year-old Yuan Liya, who fell from the Jingwen shopping center on May 3, has been deemed a suicide by the Beijing police. In disbelief, hundreds protested last week calling for the surveillance footage of Yuan’s...

Article 73 Detainee Allowed to See Wife

Zhu Chengzhi is likely the first person to be held in semi-secret “residential surveillance” since it was legalized under Article 73 of China’s amended Criminal Procedure Law on New Year’s Day. He was...

Writers Honored for Free Expression Commitment

12 writers from China are among the 41 who received Human Rights Watch’s 2012 Hellman/Hammett grants “for their commitment to free expression and their courage in the face of persecution”. The organisation...

UN Concern for Gao Zhisheng; Wang Lihong, Others Released

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, issued a statement on Tuesday expressing concern at the sudden revocation of missing lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s probation, and at proposed revisions to...

Popular China Rights Activist Gets Nine Months' Jail

Rights activist Wang Lihong has been sentenced to nine months in jail for her participation in a protest, Reuters reports: Wang was found guilty of “stirring up trouble” based on a protest in 2010, when she...

Internet Activist Wang Lihong Tried in Beijing

Wang Lihong went on trial on Friday, accused of creating a disturbance at a protest outside a Fuzhou courthouse last year. The Guardian’s Tania Branigan described the scene outside Wang’s own trial: Representatives...



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