紧急行动网络2006年35号第二次补充

2011年1月12日

国际笔会狱中作家委员会哀悼作家、诗人、剧作家张建红于2010年12月31日去世,终年52岁。在张建红因批评作品以“颠覆”罪名被捕后不久,自2007年初起就一直患有一种罕见的神经系统疾病。中国当局一直拒绝有关保外就医的反复呼吁,直到他在服完6年徒刑中将近4年刑期后病情危重,才于2010年6月5日最终获释。国际笔会认为对张建红的判刑违反了中国已签署的《公民权利和政治权利国际公约》第19条。

根据国际笔会信息,作家张建红于2007年5月被诊断为肌肉萎缩和肌萎缩性侧索硬化症——一种中枢神经系统渐进退化疾病,他的病情在狱中迅速恶化。2007年10月,他被转移到位于中国东部杭州市的浙江省监狱医院,并于2010年6月5日因病情危重保外就医。他住进中国东部浙江省宁波市的一家医院,需要重症监护和依赖呼吸机,直至2010年12月31日去世。

张建红(笔名力虹)是著名诗人、剧作家和作家,因撰写文章批评政府于2006年9月被捕,2007年3月被判处6年徒刑。张在1980年代开始发表诗歌,并因参与争取民主的活动曾于1989-1991年被监禁。2005年8月,他创办了文学网站爱琴海(http://www.aiqinhai.org/)并担任主编,该网站2006年被当局关闭。在2006年被捕前,他是海外中文网站博讯(http://www.boxun.com)和大纪元(http://www.dajiyuan.com)的专栏作家。他是独立中文笔会会员,墨尔本笔会和美国笔会荣誉会员。

国际笔会会员对张建红的家庭表示支持和慰问,可以通过独立中文笔会发送邮件:[email protected]

更多信息请联系国际笔会狱中作家委员会 Cathy McCann,

地址:Brownlow House, 50/51 High Holborn, London WC1V 6ER

电话:+ 44 (0) 20 7405 0338

传真:+44 (0) 20 7405 0339

Email: [email protected]

(独立中文笔会狱中作家委员会翻译)

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK
12 January 2011

Update#2 to RAN 35/06

CHINA: Death announced of prominent writer Zhang Jianhong (aka Li Hong).

The Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International mourns the death on 31 December 2010 of writer, poet and playwright Zhang Jianhong, who had been suffering from a rare neurological disorder since early 2007, shortly after his arrest on subversion charges for his critical writings. Repeated calls for medical parole were turned down by the authorities, until he was finally released on 5 June 2010 in a critical condition after serving nearly four years of his six- year prison sentence. He was fifty-two years old. PEN International considers Zhang Jianhong to have been sentenced in violation of Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which China is a state party.

According to PEN International’s information, writer Zhang Jianhong was diagnosed in May 2007 with muscle atrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive degenerative disease of the central nervous system, and his condition rapidly deteriorated in prison. In October 2007 he was transferred to Zhejiang Provincial Prison Hospital, Hangzhou, eastern China, and on 5 June 2010 he was released on medical parole in a critical condition. He remained at a hospital in Ningbo city, Zhejiang Province in the east of China, requiring intensive care and dependent on a ventilator, until his death on 31 December 2010.

A prominent poet, playwright and author, Zhang Jianhong (aka Li Hong) was arrested in September 2006 and sentenced in March 2007 to six years in prison for writing articles critical of the government. Zhang started publishing his poems in the 1980s, and was previously imprisoned from 1989-1991 for his pro-democracy activities. In August 2005 he founded the literary website Aiqinhai http://www.aiqinhai.org/), of which he was editor-in-chief, which was banned by the authorities in 2006. Before his 2006 incarceration, he was a regular contributor to the overseas Chinese sites Boxun (http://www.boxun.com) and The Epoch Times (http://www.dajiyuan.com). He was a member of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre, and an honorary member of Melbourne and American PEN Centres.

PEN members are encouraged to send messages of support and condolence to Zhang Jianhong’s family via the Independent Chinese PEN Centre: [email protected]

For further information please contact Cathy McCann at International PEN Writers in Prison Committee, Brownlow House, 50/51 High Holborn, London WC1V 6ER, Tel.+ 44 (0) 20 7405 0338, Fax: +44 (0) 20 7405 0339, email: [email protected]

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