GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

6 Famous Dissidents in China...

Profile of 6 dissidents...

1. Chen Guangcheng

Chinese human rights advocate Chen Guangcheng is one of the most famous Chinese dissidents internationally, though little known in China. A blind, self-taught lawyer, he was imprisoned in 2006 for four years for angering Shandong officials by his efforts to help women who were subjected to forced abortions and sterilizations as part of China’s one-child policy. He was found guilty of destroying property and obstructing traffic.

Though he was released from prison in September 2010, he was kept under house arrest with his wife and daughter. Attempts by friends, activists, foreign diplomats, and journalists to visit Chen were repelled, often violently, by teams of security men in plain clothes.

In late April his dramatic escape, and video plea to Premier Wen Jiabao to investigate his illegal detention and mistreatment, made international headlines.
We'll be discussing dissidents in China and other topics at our event on May 28th.  Here is the link - put this on your calendar.

Here's the Facebook link.

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