Monthly Archives: March 2012

Burning Tibet

It is shocking, and it is more heart-aching… Between 27 February 2009 and 30 March 2012, there are 33 Tibetans in China and three exile Tibetans set fire on themselves, among them 24 died, writes Tsering Woeser (in Chinese), a … Continue reading

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Missing, found, and then what?

Probably the most unbelievable forced disappearance in China is the whereabouts of the prominent human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng. For quite a long period, it appears that nobody really knows where Gao is, or if he is still alive. Now … Continue reading

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When Words Become Crime

On 10 February 2012, Zhu Yufu, an activist in Hangzhou was sentenced to seven years of imprisonment for an alleged crime of “inciting to subvert state power”.  Hearing the judgement, Zhu’s wife fainted in the court. The sentence was based … Continue reading

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