Tag Archives: Sichuan

China Jails Tiananmen Protest Veteran For Four Years After Grave Visit

A court in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan on Friday handed down a four-year jail term to a veteran rights activist detained after visiting the grave of a 1989 Tiananmen massacre victim in 2015, finding him guilty of a public order offense. Continue reading

Activist, Writer Held on Spying, Subversion Charges in China’s Sichuan

 

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Sichuan rights activists Yang Xiuqiong (L) and Huang Qi (R) in photo taken before their detention, Feb. 18, 2016. Photo courtesy of activist Li Zhaoxiu.

Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan have formally arrested the founder of a rights website on state secrets charges while detaining a writer who criticized widespread air pollution on suspicion of subversion. Continue reading

Tibetan Writer Released From Prison One Year Before Sentence Ends

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Gangkye Drubpa Kyab is greeted by supporters following his release from prison, Sept. 16, 2016. Photo sent by an RFA listener

A popular Tibetan writer jailed for over four years in southwestern China’s Sichuan province for criticizing Chinese rule has been released a year before the end of his term, a local source said. Continue reading