China: Sichuan dissident freed after serving 11-year prison term

China: Sichuan dissident freed after serving 11-year prison term

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28 May 2012

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Text of report by Hong Kong Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy

According to the Hong Kong Information Centre for Human Rights & Democracy (28 May), a Hong Kong-based fax service which reports on dissidence, Sichuan dissident Hu Mingjun, who repeatedly called for the redressing of the "4 June" incident, has been freed after serving a 11-year prison term. Hu Mingjun, born in June 1963, was manager of a company and a very active dissident before the sentence.

The report stated that Hu was arrested in May 2001 and sentenced by the Sichuan Dazhou Intermediate People's Court in May 2002 to 11 years imprisonment on charges of "subverting state power." The court claimed that Hu wrote a number of articles, including "The Development of Student Movement and Democratic Movement," and participated in the activities of organizing a party and workers' movement. The report added that these dissidents consider it unfair for the international community to ignore them simply for being "unknown" and "not good at expressing their views" to the media.

Source: Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Hong Kong, in Chinese 28 May 12

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