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Thailand Repatriates Chinese Dissidents Who Sought Political Asylum


image (31)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

Veteran Chinese Democracy Activist Seeks Political Asylum in Taiwan

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Chinese activist Gong Yujian displays a document from his 1994 imprisonment in undated photo.
A veteran Chinese dissident who served time in labor camp in the wake of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre has defected to Taiwan during a tourist visit to the democratic island.

Gong Yujian, who began a life of political activism after being heavily influenced by the 1989 pro-democracy movement in Beijing, said he had made the decision Continue reading