Monthly Archives: 一月 2012

PEN for Freedom No. 8

ICPC Quarterly Winter Issue 2011 (PDF)

Chinese Original

CHINA: Another writer handed down a lengthy prison term

RAPID ACTION NETWORK
6 January 2012
RAN 01/12

CHINA: Another writer handed down a lengthy prison term

The Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of PEN International is dismayed at the conviction of another Chinese writer on subversion charges. Dissident writer Chen Xi was sentenced to ten years in prison on 26 December 2011 for ‘inciting subversion of state power’ in essays published online on overseas websites. Continue reading

Missing Chinese Lawyer Said to Be in Remote Prison

The New York Times

BEIJING — The brother of a prominent dissident rights lawyer who had been missing for 20 months said Sunday that the lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, was being held in a prison in the remote western region of Xinjiang.

Gao Zhisheng has been jailed in Xinjiang, his brother says. Continue reading