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65. YANG MAODONG (Released)

Yang MaodongPen name                Guo Feixiong

Sex                               Male

Birth date                1966-08-02

Birth place              Gucheng County, Hubei Province

Resident place         Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province Continue reading

Chinese Political Prisoner Ends Hunger Strike, Transfers to Another Prison

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Guo Feixiong in a file photo. Photo courtesy of Guo Feixiong

Chinese political prisoner Guo Feixiong is receiving hospital treatment after ending his hunger strike after more than 100 days last week, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Continue reading

Police Question Activists Who Support Jailed Dissident’s Hunger Strike

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Guangdong rights activist Guo Feixiong in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of activists

Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hunan questioned two activists who tweeted in support of hunger-striking political prisoner Guo Feixiong, they told RFA. Continue reading

Jailed Chinese Activist ‘Considers’ Ending Hunger Strike, Requests Transfer

Prominent jailed rights activist Guo Feixiong has requested a transfer to another prison following more than 70 days of hunger strike and ongoing abuse from cellmates, his sister has said. Continue reading

Chinese Rights Activist on Hunger Strike in Jail, Sister Says

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Guangdong rights activist Guo Feixiong in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of activists

Jailed Chinese rights activist Guo Feixiong is on hunger strike in protest at ill-treatment at his prison in the southern province of Guangdong, his sister said on Friday. Continue reading

Rights Groups Call For Medical Parole For Jailed Chinese Activist

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Guangdong rights activist Guo Feixiong in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of activists

Calls are growing for the Chinese authorities to grant medical parole to jailed rights activist Guo Feixiong following a recent visit by a relative to the prison where he is serving a six-year sentence for public order offenses. Continue reading

Imprisoned Rights Activist Guo Feixiong Suffering from Serious Health Issues

Yang Maoping (杨茂平), sister of imprisoned rights activist Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄) (also known as Yang Maodong (杨茂东)), circulated online the below account about Guo’s ill health after she visited him in Yangchun Prison, Guangdong (广东阳春监狱) this morning. Yang said that she repeated a request she first made to the prison authorities on February 29 that Guo be transferred to an upper-grade hospital to receive medical treatment. HRIC has translated Yang’s account, “Guo Feixiong’s Health Condition Worrisome,” in which she provides some details on Guo’s condition (see below). Continue reading

Chinese Rights Advocate Known as Guo Feixiong Convicted of Unexpected New Charge

28china-master180Yang Maodong, a veteran protester better known by his pen name, Guo Feixiong. Credit Zhang Qing

BEIJING — Yang Maodong, a hardened veteran of political protest in southern China, knew he had virtually no hope of winning his freedom on Friday when he was brought into a courtroom to face a judge’s verdict on charges that he had disturbed public order.

Chinese judges, after all, convict and imprison indicted dissidents with metronomic consistency, reflecting the ruling Communist Party’s control of the courts.

Still, Mr. Yang — a human rights campaigner better Continue reading