by Tienchi Martin-Liao / February 26, 2014
China for activists: Once you’re in, you can’t get out, and once you’re out you can’t get in
Li Jianhong and Duoduo
Ms. Li Jianhong is pictured here with the Chinese poet Duoduo at the PEN-conference in Krakau, Polen in May 2013. Photo courtesy of Li Jianhong.
Friends and colleagues of the Chinese writer Li Jianhong could all breathe a little easier Continue reading
For Press Release
The Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) is outraged to learn that its member Miss Li Jianhong (aka Xiao Qiao) was taken into custody by the police from her home in Shanghai, China, in the afternoon of 12 February 2014, since when she has been held incommunicado in an unknown location. ICPC fears that Miss Li has been unjustly detained and mistreated for her returning to China as well as for her words and deeds abroad, and therefore strongly demands the Chinese authorities to restore her personal freedom, and ensure all of her legal rights. Continue reading