Oct. 21 Protecting Freedoms and Defending Rights – Update
Let’s take a look at the latest rights defending incidents
in mainland China.
Shenyang Entrepreneur Falun Gong Practitioner Under
Illegal Detention and Torture
On Oct.21, Minghui (minghui.org) updated information about
Yu Ming, an entrepreneur, Falun Gong practitioner
living in Shenyang.
According to Minghui, Yu’s hands and feet were cuffed
by prison guards for over 30 hours.
Those guards tortured him by beating him in the face,
pricking his fingers with pins, striking his chest with water
bottles and with other tortures.
Yu Ming was illegally kidnapped on Aug.29 2013.
Before that, he had been put into unlawful imprisonment
several times for his belief.
He was put into labor camp three times and has been
close to dying many times under persecution.
Xiaman Government Suppressed Protest Against House Price Surge
On Oct.20, about 300 residents of Xiamen City, Fujian Province
held a slogan protest in front of the municipal government.
They protested against the house price surge induced
by local government.
Within 3 months, the price of low-income housings had
increased by 70 percent.
A large group of police suppressed the peaceful protesters.
Six were injured and many others were assaulted.
Beijing Artist Detained for Collecting Donations to
Help Other Artists
On Oct.20, Chinese Human Rights Defender (weiquanwang.org)
reported that Beijing artist Liu Qiming was abducted away by
the local government.
Liu Qiming had announced his Alipay account to
He did that to offer financial help to family members of artists
in Songzhuang, a county famous as anart colony in Beijing.
Guangzhou scholar and documentary director Ai Xiaoming,
Songzhuang art critic Li Xianting and rights activist
Wang Lihong then released a public letter.
The three said that as promoters of the donation movement,
they would take the responsibility instead of Liu Qiming.
They demanded the immediate release of Liu in the letter.
Jiangsanjiang Victims Wrote Public Letter to
Minister for Public Security
On Oct.20, Canyu (canyu.org) released a public letter jointly
signed by civilians from Gansu, Henan and other 3 provinces.
Those civilians had been detained for 15 days because they
voiced support for lawyers visiting Jiansanjiang.
Jiangsanjiang public security bureau did not provide
“Written Decision of Administrative Penalty" for the detainees
which is mandated by law.
Those civilians accused the bureau several times
but received no response.
Therefore they released the public letter, expecting to
draw attention from the CCP’s Minister for public security
to handle the issue.