By CHRIS BUCKLEY November 29, 2015
BEIJING — The Chinese government confirmed that it had detained two dissidents who had been living in Thailand and had been given United Nations recognition as refugees, a state-run newspaper reported on Thursday.
The Thai police handed the two Chinese men, Jiang Yefei and Dong Guanping, to the Chinese police this month, although the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had arranged for their resettlement to another country, human rights groups said last week.
Until Thursday, the Chinese government had been muted about the case, Continue reading
Jiang Yefei’s wife Gu Shuhua (1st right) and the couple’s daughter Dong Xuerui (2nd right) with activists ahead of their departure from Bangkok, Nov. 18, 2015.
Photo courtesy of an activist.
The families of two Chinese democracy activists handed over to Beijing by the Thai authorities left Bangkok en route to Canada for resettlement as refugees, Continue reading
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Jiang Yefei (pictured) and Dong Guangping had criticised China’s government
The United Nations has criticised Thailand for deporting two people who had been given refugee status by the organisation.
The two are thought to be the Chinese dissidents, Jiang Yefei and Dong Guangping, who had fled to Thailand with their families.
The pair had previously Continue reading
Jiang Yefei in police custody after his arrest in Thailand, Oct. 28, 2015.
Photo courtesy of Jiang’s family
Thai authorities in Bangkok have repatriated five Chinese nationals, including two veteran dissidents who had been granted refugee status by the United Nations, Thailand-based activists told RFA on Monday.
A Bangkok-based democracy activist who gave only his surname Li said Dong Guangping, Jiang Yefei and three other Chinese nationals had been sent back to China on Friday.
“I had planned to go and visit [Jiang and Dong] Continue reading
Chinese activists in exile in Thailand protest outside the China Cultural Center in Bangkok, Nov. 5, 2015.
(Photo courtesy of activists)
Rights groups are calling for the release of two Chinese democracy activists currently held by Thai immigration authorities after seeking political refugee status with the United Nations.
Dong Guangping fled China with his family in September after serving a three-year jail term for subversion from 2001-2004, and being “disappeared” and held for eight months in secret detention in 2014.
Political cartoonist Jiang Yefei had been in Thailand Continue reading