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Photo courtesy of the family Guo Quan (郭泉), born in 1968, was raised in a revolutionary family: relatives in his parents’ generation were all members in the Communist Party of China (CPC). From a young age, he displayed a love of learning and had broad interests. After entering the work force, he...
July 29, 1956 Born in Jiamusi, Heilongjiang Province. 2006 Summoned and detained four times by authorities for participating in a hunger strike initiated by Beijing rights defense lawyer Gao Zhisheng. August 15, 2006
Photo courtesy of the family Yang Chunlin (杨春林), a laid-off worker from Jiamusi, Heilongjiang Province, was an active participant in land rights movements. He is known for initiating the “We Want Human Rights, Not the Olympics” campaign in 2007. In March 2008, he was convicted of “inciting...
[Translation by Paul Mooney, Abridgment by Human Rights in China] It has been more than 100 days since Wang Lihong lost her freedom. It’s really an unimaginable thing. She and I live in the same world, but Lihong not only is being held in a detention center, but has also been formally arrested. She...
[Translation by Paul Mooney, Abridgment by Human Rights in China] It has been more than 100 days since Wang Lihong lost her freedom. It’s really an unimaginable thing. She and I live in the same world, but Lihong not only is being held in a detention center, but has also been formally arrested. She...
October 28, 1955 Born into a military cadre’s family in Qingdao, Shandong Province. September 1963–July 1969 Attended elementary and secondary schools in Beijing. April 1975–May 1978
Photo courtesy of the family Wang Lihong (王荔蕻), a Beijing citizen, became involved in rights activism after her retirement from working life. She is known for her forthrightness, kindness, and willingness to help others, and is called “Older Sister” by fellow rights defenders. She was one of the...
[Translation and Abridgment by Human Rights in China] While serving time in Shandong’s Tengzhou Prison, at one point I lost contact with my family for 140 days. On October 19, 2009, I called my wife, Jiao Xia, and told her the “mystery of my disappearance” in the Tengzhou Prison. As it turned out,...
[Translation and Abridgment by Human Rights in China] While serving time in Shandong’s Tengzhou Prison, at one point I lost contact with my family for 140 days. On October 19, 2009, I called my wife, Jiao Xia, and told her the “mystery of my disappearance” in the Tengzhou Prison. As it turned out,...

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