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    Bu xelqara Qelemkeshler Ittipaqining Websaitisi bolup, Bu sehipide Xitay tajawuzchillirining Uyghur qelemkeshliri üstidin qiliwatqan zorluq zombulluqlirimu tegishlik yer alghan.

    Meselen:Toxti Muzart, Abdugheni Memtimin, Nurmemet Yasin, Kuresh husen qatarliq yazghuchillirimizning turmigha solanghanliqi, xelqaradiki insanperwer muesses hesaplanghan, bu teshkilatning alayide diqqitini tartqan.

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    Bu xelqara Qelemkeshler Ittipaqining Websaitisi bolup, Bu sehipide Xitay tajawuzchillirining Uyghur qelemkeshliri üstidin qiliwatqan zorluq zombulluqlirimu tegishlik yer alghan.

    Meselen:Toxti Muzart, Abdugheni Memtimin, Nurmemet Yasin, Kuresh husen qatarliq yazghuchillirimizning turmigha solanghanliqi, xelqaradiki insanperwer muesses hesaplanghan, bu teshkilatning alayide diqqitini tartqan.

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    Country
    (Those elected by PEN Centres are indicated in brackets)
    Current as of 31 December 2005
    1. Mohamed Benchicou .................................................. ...........ALGERIA
    2.Salah Uddin Shoaib Chaudhury (USA).........................BANGLADESH
    3.Yury Bandazhevsky (England, Norway, Suisse Romande) ....BELARUS
    4.Gao Qinrong (Canada).......................................... .......................CHINA
    5.Hada (Canada) .................................................. ...........................CHINA
    6.He Depu .................................................. .....................................CHINA
    7.Huang Jinqiu (Germany)......................................... .....................CHINA
    8.Jiang Lijun .................................................. .................................CHINA
    9.Jin Haike (Ghana) .................................................. ......................CHINA
    10.Kong Youping .................................................. ..........................CHINA
    11.Korash Huseyin........................................... ...............................CHINA
    12.Li Zhi (Canada).......................................... ............................... CHINA
    13.Lu Zengqi............................................ .......................................CHINA
    14.Luo Changfu .................................................. ............................CHINA
    15.Luo Yongzhong......................................... .................................CHINA
    16.Mao Qingxiang .................................................. ........................CHINA
    17.Nurehamet Yasin............................................. ...........................CHINA
    18.Abdulghani Memetemin (Germany)......................................... .CHINA
    19.Ning Xianhua........................................... ..................................CHINA
    20.Shi Tao (Canada, Germany, ICPC, Sydney, USA).....................CHINA
    21.Tao Haidong........................................... ....................................CHINA
    22.Tohti Tunyaz (America, Canada, Catalan, England, Japan,
    Leichenstein, Perth) .................................................. .................CHINA
    23.Wu Yilong .................................................. ................................CHINA
    24.Xu Wei (Ghana) .................................................. .......................CHINA
    25.Xu Zerong (Ghana)........................................... .........................CHINA
    26.Yan Qiuyan .................................................. ..............................CHINA
    27.Yang Zili (Ghana) .................................................. ....................CHINA
    28.Yu Dongyue (Canada, Czech Republic, Melbourne)................CHINA
    29.Zhang Honghai (Ghana) .................................................. ..........CHINA
    30.Zhang Lin............................................... ....................................CHINA
    31.Zheng Yichun (Canada) .................................................. ...........CHINA
    32.Zhao Changqing......................................... ................................CHINA
    33.Zhao Yan............................................... .....................................CHINA
    34.Zhu Yufu .................................................. ..................................CHINA
    35.Lobsang Dhargay........................................... ................CHINA/TIBET
    36.Dawa Gyaltsen.......................................... .....................CHINA/TIBET
    37.Tashi Gyaltsen .................................................. .............CHINA/TIBET
    38.Jampel Gyatso .................................................. .............CHINA/TIBET
    39.Tsultrim Phelgay .................................................. .........CHINA/TIBET
    40.Ngawang Phulchung (America, Austria, Canada, England, Sydney) ....
    .................................................. ...................................CHINA/TIBET
    41.Toesam Zangda............................................ ..................CHINA.TIBET

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    CHINA
    Killing
    *WU Xianghu: Deputy editor of the newspaper Taizhou Wanbao. Died on
    2 February 2006 at the age of 41 after sustaining serious injuries in
    October 2005 when traffic police in the eastern coastal city of Taizhou,
    Zhejiang province, attacked him for a report accusing them of corruption.
    He had been hospitalised since the attack.
    Main cases
    GAO Qinrong
    Profession: Xinhua state news agency reporter. Date of arrest: 4
    December 1998 Sentence: 13 years imprisonment Expires: 3 December
    2011 Details of trial: Convicted in a closed, one-day trial on 28 April
    1999 on charges which are believed to have included bribery, embezzlement
    and pimping. It is thought that the charges against him are trumpedup,
    and that the real reason for his arrest is a report he published alleging
    corruption in an irrigation project set up in drought-plagued Yuncheng,
    Shanxi Province. No local officials have been called to account in
    connection with these allegations, and Gao’s imprisonment was kept
    secret until 14 March 2000, when CNN International aired a story about
    his case. Place of detention: Qixian Prison, Shanxi Province. Honorary
    member of: PEN Canada.
    *GUO Qizhen
    Profession: Cyber-dissident. Date of arrest: 12 May 2006 Details of
    arrest: Guo Qizhen was arrested at his home on 12 May 2006 and
    charged with ‘inciting subversion of state power’ on 8 June 2006. His
    arrest appears to be linked to his participation in a rotating hunger strike
    which has been held by pro-democracy activists since 4 February 2006 to
    protest against human rights violations in China. The charges are
    believed to be based on his anti-government articles published on overseas
    websites. Place of detention: Cangzhou detention centre No.2 in
    Hebei Province, central China. Treatment in prison: Guo is currently
    held incommunicado, and without access to his family. Health
    concerns: There are reports that he has a broken leg and is in a fragile
    psychological state. The detention centre where he is held is said to lack
    the medical facilities required to give him adequate treatment.
    HADA
    D.O.B: 1955 Profession: Owner of the Mongolian Academic bookstore
    and founder and editor-in-chief of The Voice of Southern Mongolia Date
    of Arrest: 10 December 1995 Details of Arrest: Arrested because he
    was a founder and chair of the southern Mongolian Democracy Alliance
    and founder and publisher of the underground journal, The Voice of
    Southern Mongolia. He was charged with inciting separatism and espionage.
    Sentence: 15 years in prison and four years deprivation of political
    rights. Expires: 9 December 2010 Place of Detention: No.4 Prison
    of Inner Mongolia in Chi Feng City. Health Concerns: stomach ulcer
    and coronary heart disease Honorary member: PEN Canada
    HE Depu
    D.o.b: 28 October 1956 Profession: Dissident activist/writer. Date of
    arrest: 4 November 2002 Sentence: Eight years in prison. Expires: 3
    November 2010 Details of arrest: Arrested from his home and has since 31
    been held incommunicado. He was a signatory of the open letter of 20
    November 2002 calling for political reform (see JIANG Lijun, and
    ZHAO Changqing below). Details of trial: Tried on 14 October 2003
    in a two-hour trial on charges of “inciting subversion” for collaborating
    with the banned Chinese Democratic Party (CDP) and publishing essays
    on the Internet. Sentenced on 6 November 2003 to eight years in prison.
    On 20 December 2003 Beijing’s Court No.1 dismissed He Depu’s application
    for an appeal. Health concerns: Said to be in very poor health, to
    have lost a great deal of weight and to be suffering from a liver
    complaint. Treatment in prison: Ill-treated in prison and denied access
    to family visits. Professional details: Took part in the Democracy Wall
    Movement in 1979 and founded the magazine Beijing Youth which was
    subsequently banned. Helped launch the now-banned China Democracy
    Party (CDP). Previous political imprisonment/problems: Lost his job
    with the Social Sciences Academy after standing as a candidate in the
    local election in 1990. Briefly detained several times for his political
    activities. Honorary member of: Suisse Romande.
    HUANG Jinqiu (aka Qing Shuiju)
    D.o.b.: 03/09/74 Profession: Internet essayist, writer and journalist.
    Date of arrest: 13 September 2003 Sentence: 12 years in prison.
    Expires: 12 September 2015 Details of arrest: Arrested on 13
    September 2003 after returning to China in August 2003 following three
    years overseas on a scholarship studying journalism at the Central
    Academy of Art in Malaysia, where he became well known in the overseas
    Chinese internet community for his essays published on the
    Chinese-language news website ‘Boxun.com’ under the pen-name Qing
    Shuijun (Mr Clear Water). According to his articles, which he continued
    to post on Boxun.com throughout his journey across China, he began to
    be followed by the secret police on 15 August 2003, first in Yunan
    Province, then in Sichuan and through to Shanghai. In early September
    2003, Huang Jinqiu visited his parents in Shandong Province; his last
    article was published on 10 September 2003, entitled ‘Me and My Public
    Security Friends’. It was not until January 2004 that his family was officially
    notified by the authorities of his arrest on 13 September 2003 in
    Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province. Details of trial: Huang’s trial began on
    22 June 2004 at the Changzhou Intermediate People’s Court on subversion
    charges. It is reported that the court was unable to reach a verdict
    initially because of lack of evidence, but after the case was referred back
    to the prosecution further evidence was submitted and he was convicted
    on 27 September 2004 of ‘organising, planning and performing subversion
    of state power by publishing a large number of reactionary articles
    on the Internet in his capacity as member of the preparatory committee of
    the China Patriotic Democratic Party’. He was handed down a twelveyear
    prison sentence and is detained at Changzhou Detention Centre,
    Jiangsu Province. His is appealing the sentence. Professional details:
    Huang Jinqiu trained at the Lu Xun Literature Institute, a leading writing
    school. His writings have been well-recognised from an early age, and at
    the age of twenty he published his first book. He has worked as a journalist
    and editor of several newspapers and magazines since the age of
    eighteen, including the Guanzhou daily Yangcheng Wanbao. His essays
    have been collected into two publications, one that is non-political and
    published under his real name, and one collection of political commentaries
    published for security reasons under his pen-name Qing Shuijun.
    Place of detention: Changzhou Detention Centre, Jiangsu Province.
    Previous political imprisonment/problems: In early 2001, whilst he
    was overseas, his articles began to attract the attention of the Chinese
    authorities, who reportedly visited his parents and warned them of their
    concerns about him. He attracted further attention in January 2003 by
    announcing on Boxun.com his intention to found a political party, the
    China Patriot Democracy Party (CPDP). Although his announcement is
    said to have attracted a lot of interest, it is not thought that the CPDP was
    ever organised in practice. Honorary member of: German PEN.
    JIANG Lijun
    Profession: Internet writer. Date of arrest: 6 November 2002 Sentence:
    4 years in prison. Expires: 5 November 2006 Details of arrest: Arrested
    for his participation in an open letter to China’s 16th Party Congress
    calling for political reform (see He Depu above and Zhao Changqing
    below). For the first four months of his detention his wife was reportedly
    unable to obtain any documentation regarding his arrest or his whereabouts.
    However, on 25 March 2003 she was told by the Beijing Public
    Security Bureau that her husband had been charged on 14 December
    2002 with ‘incitement to subvert state power’. Details of trial:
    Reportedly sentenced on 28 November 2003 to four years imprisonment
    on subversion charges. Information provided by the internet server
    Yahoo! Holdings (Hong Kong) is said to have helped identify him. Place
    of detention: Quincheng Prison, Beijing.
    KONG Youping and Ning Xianhua
    Profession: Internet writers and factory workers. Date of arrest:
    November 2003 Sentence: 15 and 12 years in prison respectively.
    Expires: November 2018 and November 2015 respectively. Details of
    arrest: Kong Youping was reportedly arrested after posting five articles
    and seven poems on an overseas website challenging the official version
    of the “Beijing Spring” and alleging official corruption. The pair were
    also accused of posting online essays supporting the establishment of
    trade unions and the China Democratic Party (CDP). It is thought that the
    heavy sentences against the pair are related to growing workers’ unrest in
    Northeast China where many factory workers for failing state enterprises
    are being laid off and an organised labour movement is struggling to
    emerge. Details of trial: Both were sentenced on 16 September 2004 by
    the Shenyang Intermediate People’s Court, Liaoning province, northeastern
    China on charges of ‘subverting state power’.
    LI Changqing
    Profession: Deputy news director of the Fuzhou Daily. Date of arrest: 3
    February 2005 Sentence: Three years in prison. Expires: 2 February
    2008 Details of arrest: First arrested in connection with the investigation
    of Huang Jingao, a Communist Party official in Fujian province who
    wrote an open letter to the People’s Daily newspaper in December 2004
    alleging corruption among local officials. Li was initially charged with
    inciting subversion for helping Huang write the letter and supporting him
    in articles published in his newspaper and on-line, but this charge was
    later dropped for lack of evidence. The authorities then filed a new
    charged for an article Li published on 13 October 2004 on the banned
    Chinese-language Web site Boxun News exposing an outbreak of dengue
    fever in Fujian province before the authorities officially announced it.
    Details of trial: Sentenced to three years in prison on 24 January 2006
    by the Gulou district court in southern China’s Fuzhou city for
    “spreading false and alarmist information”.
    *LI Jianping
    D.o.b.: 1966. Profession: Internet dissident and head of a medical
    supplies business. Date of arrest: 27 May 2006 Details of arrest:
    32 Reportedly arrested on 27 May 2005 in Zibo, Shandong Province, northeastern
    China, and charged on 30 June 2005 with defamation and inciting
    subversion of state power for his critical writings. Li wrote for overseas
    news websites banned in China such as Boxun news, Epoch Times,
    China Democracy and ChinaEWeekly. It is not known which of his articles
    led to his detention, although on 17 May 2005 he posted a critical
    analysis of Hu Jintao’s policy towards Taiwan. The case has been repeatedly
    returned to the prosecution for lack of evidence, most recently on 26
    December 2005, but on 9 March 2006 he was formally indicted on
    charges of “incitement to subvert state power”. Details of trial: Tried on
    12 April 2006 by Zibo City Intermediate Court in Shandong Province,
    northeastern China, on charges of inciting subversion for his on-line articles.
    A verdict had not been given at the time of publication. Place of
    detention: Held at the Zibo City Detention Center, Shandong Province.
    LI Yuanlong
    Profession: Reporter for the daily Bijie Ribao. Date of arrest: 9
    September 2005 Details of arrest: Arrested by members of the security
    bureau in Guizhou province in south-west China, after posting articles
    online critical of local living standards and calling for democracy. The
    prosecution cited recent articles he had written under the pen-name Ye
    Lang (Night Wolf) for U.S.-based Chinese language Web sites banned in
    China, including Boxun News, Epoch Times, ChinaEWeekly and New
    Century Net. Two articles entitled “In my mind, I am an American” and
    “Common birth, tragic death” were said to be viewed by the Chinese
    authorities as particularly “serious”. Li was formally charged with
    ‘incitement to subversion’ on 9 February 2006. His trial was expected to
    be held in March, but has been postponed for reasons unknown to PEN.
    Li Yuanlong is known for his reporting on rural poverty in his native
    Guizhou Province. [Sentenced on 13 July 2006 to two years in prison.]
    Place of detention: Bijie Detention Centre Treatment in prison: Held
    without access to family visits. Health concerns: Said to be in very poor
    health.
    LI Zhi
    D.o.b.: 1971. Profession: Internet writer and financial official in the
    Dazhou municipal government, Sichuan Province. Date of arrest: 8
    August 2003 Sentence: 8 years in prison Expires: 7 August 2011
    Details of arrest: Reportedly arrested on 8 August 2003 by Sichuan
    Province State Security Police after posting an essay on an overseas
    website accusing Sichuan officials of corruption. Officially charged on 3
    September 2003 with ‘conspiracy to subvert state power’. Details of
    trial: Sentenced to eight years in prison on 11 December 2003 by the
    Dazhou Intermediate People’s Court. The court verdict confirms that
    both Yahoo! Hong Kong Ltd And Sina Beijing supplied evidence to the
    prosecution. Honorary Member: Canadian PEN.
    LU Zengqi and YAN Qiuyan
    Profession: Falun Gong members and internet writers/publishers. Date
    of arrest: Not known. Sentence: 10 years in prison respectively.
    Expires: 2014 Details of trial: Sentenced by Court No.1 in Chongqing,
    western China, on 19 February 2004 to ten years in prison each for
    writing and publishing respectively an online publication which
    according to the court verdict “tarnished the image of the government by
    broadcasting fabricated stories of persecution suffered by cult members”.
    The newsletter alleged the ill-treatment in prison of a fellow Falun Gong
    member.
    MAO Qingxiang and WU Yilong
    Profession: Internet writers and China Democratic Party (CDP)
    activists. Date of arrest: June 1999 Sentence: 8 and 11 years’ imprisonment
    respectively. Expires: June 2007 and June 2010 respectively.
    Details of arrest: Arrested with fellow activist Xu Guang (released on
    14 September 2004 on expiry of sentence) for circulating pro-democracy
    articles on the Internet and for their work with the magazine Zai Yedang
    (Opposition Party). The CDP, founded in 1998, is an underground opposition
    party. PEN learned of this case in September 2004. Details of
    trial: Sentenced by the Hangzhou Intermediate Court in Zhejiang
    Province, eastern China, on charges of subversion.
    Abdulghani MEMETEMIN
    D.o.b.: 1964 Profession: Writer, teacher and translator from the
    Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Date of arrest: 26 July
    2002 Sentence: 9 years’ imprisonment. Expires: 25 July 2011 Details of
    arrest: Reported in August 2004 to have been detained since July 2002
    on charges of “sending secret state information out of the country”.
    Reportedly arrested in Kashgar on 26 July 2002. Since 1999 Memetemin
    had provided information on a voluntary basis to the East Turkistan
    Information Centre (ETIC), a Uighur rights and pro-independence group
    run by exiled Uighurs in Germany and described by China as a terrorist
    group although the group is not known to have advocated violence.
    Details of trial: Convicted in June 2003 by the Kashgar Intermediate
    People’s Court of “violating state secrets and sending them outside the
    country”. Sentenced to nine years in prison. Charges against him are
    believed to have included translating state news articles into Chinese
    from Uighur, forwarding official speeches to the ETIC, which is banned
    in China, and conducting reporting for the ETIC. Also accused of
    recruiting other reporters for the ETIC. Said to have been denied legal
    representation at his trial and to have been denied access to his wife and
    children since his arrest. Reportedly tortured in detention. Honorary
    member of: German PEN.
    SHI Tao
    Dob: 25 July 1968 Profession: Journalist and poet. Member of
    Independent Chinese PEN. Date of Arrest: 24 November 2004.
    Sentence: 10 years’ imprisonment. Expires: 25 November 2014 Details
    of Arrest: He was arrested without a warrant at his home in Taiyuan,
    Shanxi Province, northwest China, by police from Changsha National
    Security Bureau, southern China. They also confiscated his writings,
    computer and other personal belongings. He is believed to have been
    transferred to Changsha, Hunan Province, southern China, on suspicion
    of ‘leaking state secrets overseas’. According to Xinhua, the government
    run news agency, he had been found guilty of posting online his notes
    based on a government document that was read out at an editorial
    meeting of Dangdai Shang Bao (Contemporary Trade News) in April
    2004. Details of Trial: Shi Tao was sentenced on 30 April 2005 to ten
    years’ imprisonment for “revealing state secrets”. The sentence was
    upheld on appeal on 2 June 2005. He was not allowed to attend the
    appeal hearing, and his mother has applied for a review of the appeal on
    procedural grounds. Professional Details: Shi Tao has worked as a freelance
    journalist for several newspapers including the Changsha-based
    daily Dangdai Shang Bao (Contemporary Trade News), which he left in
    May 2004 in order to return to his home city of Taiyuan. He has also
    written a number of articles, including political commentaries, for online
    forums, in particular the overseas Chinese web-site Min Zhu Lun Tan
    (Democracy Forum). He has published several books of poetry. Recipient 33
    of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) International Press
    Freedom Award 2005. Place of Detention: Chishan Prison, Postbox:
    101, 413104 Yuanjiang City, Hunan Province. Health concerns: Said to
    be suffering from respiratory problems as a result of forced labour. His
    health was reported in April 2006 to have deteriorated and he is said to
    suffer from a heart condition, an ulcer and skin problems. Honorary
    member of: Sidney, German, ICPC, Canada, New Zealand and USA
    PEN.
    TAO Haidong
    Profession: Internet writer and editor. Date of arrest: 9 July 2002.
    Sentence: Seven years’ imprisonment. Expires: 8 July 2009. Details of
    arrest: Arrested from his home in Urumqi, Xinjiang while in the process
    of posting articles on the internet. Details of trial: His trial began on 8
    January 2003, and was conducted in secret at the Urumqi People’s Court.
    He was found guilty of having posted material on the internet that
    allegedly incited people to subvert the government, and was sentenced to
    seven years’ imprisonment. His sentencing was disclosed by the Official
    People’s Court Daily on 16 February 2003, but the date of the court’s
    decision is unknown. According to articles in the Urumqi local press Tao
    Haidong was arrested on suspicion of espionage after having posted articles
    on both Chinese and overseas websites predicting the collapse of
    China’s economy and criticising China’s leaders. Place of detention:
    Urumqi Dadaowan Detention Centre. Previous political imprisonment/
    problems: Tao Haidong previously completed three years of
    ‘Reform through Labour’ for editing a book entitled ‘Imaginings of a
    New Human Race.’ He was released in January 2001 and subsequently
    became active on the internet, often without using a pseudonym.
    Tohti TUNYAZ (pen-name MUZART)
    D.o.b.: 1 October 1959 Profession: Ethnic Uighur historian and writer.
    Date of arrest: 1 April 1998 Sentence: 11 years imprisonment and two
    years’ deprivation of political rights. Expires: 31 March 2009 Details of
    arrest: Reportedly first arrested on 6 February 1998 in Urumchi,
    Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, whilst on a research trip. He was
    charged on 10 November 1998 with “inciting national disunity” and
    “stealing state secrets for foreign persons” (later amended by the
    Supreme Court to “illegally acquiring state secrets”). Tohti Tunyaz was
    studying for a Ph.D. in Uighur history and ethnic relations at Tokyo
    University, Japan, at the time of his arrest, and the charges against him
    are believed to be linked to his research, and specifically a book allegedly
    published by Tohti in Japan in 1998 entitled The Inside Story of the Silk
    Road, which according to the Chinese government advocates ethnic
    separation. No such book appears to exist. Details of trial: He was
    convicted on 10 March 1999 by the Urumqi Intermediate People’s Court
    and, following an appeal, sentenced by the Supreme Court on 15
    February 2000 to five years’ imprisonment for ‘stealing state secrets’ and
    seven years’ imprisonment for ‘inciting national disunity’, combined as
    eleven years’ imprisonment and two years’ deprivation of political rights.
    Place of detention: Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Prison No.3,
    Urumqi. Professional details: Tohti graduated from the history department
    of the Central Institute of Nationalities, Beijing, in 1984 and was
    assigned to work for the China National Standing Committee. During
    this time he reportedly formed a close relationship with former Xinjiang
    governors Seyfudin Eziz and Ismail Emet, and was involved in the translation
    of Eziz’s works. He started studying for his Ph.D. at Tokyo
    University in 1995, specialising in the history of Chinese policy toward
    minority peoples in the 19th and 20th centuries. He was still completing
    his studies at the time of his arrest. He has reportedly published several
    papers on Uighur history in Japan, and has published a book on Uighur
    history in 1995 in Beijing. Other information: Has a wife and children
    in Japan. Tohti Tunyaz is from Bay County, Aksu prefecture, Xinjiang
    Province, North West China. He adopted the name of the biggest river
    ‘Muzart’ in Bay County as his pen-name. Recipient of 2002 PEN
    America/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. Adopted by the
    UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on 17 May 2001. Honorary
    member of: English, Perth, Catalan, Japan, American, Liechtenstein and
    Canadian PEN.
    *WANG Xiaoning
    D.o.b.: 1951 Profession: Internet writer and dissident. Date of arrest: 1
    September 2002 Sentence: 10 years in prison. Expires: 31 August 2012
    Details of arrest: Arrested on 1 September 2002 and charged on 30
    September 2002 with subversion for articles published on-line between
    2000 and 2002. Wang’s case has only recently come to light. Details of
    trial: Sentenced to ten years in prison on 25 July 2003 by the Beijing
    Municipal First Intermediary People’s Court. Thought to be specifically
    charged for articles published in the on-line journals ‘Democratic
    Reform Free Forum’ and ‘Current Political Commentary’ between 2000
    and 2002. The journals reportedly included articles written by Wang
    under his real name and pen-name advocating democratic reform and
    criticising the authorities. The journals were said to be distributed by
    email through Yahoo! groups that Wang established anonymously in
    mainland China and Hong Kong. It is not known whether Yahoo!
    Holdings (Hong Kong) Ltd supplied evidence to the prosecution. Wang
    published his articles on a number of web-sites in China and overseas.
    Wang was also accused of advocating the establishment of the ‘China
    Third Road Party’ and communicating by email with the leader of the
    China Social Democratic Party which is banned in China. Place of
    detention: Beijing Municipal No.2 prison. Treatment in prison:
    Reportedly suffered repeated physical abuse in detention between
    September 2002 and February 2004. In May 2004 he was transferred to
    Beijing Municipal No.2 Prison where he has since been held in solitary
    confinement.
    XU Wei, JIN Haike, Yang Zili, and ZHANG Honghai
    Profession: Reporter for Xiaofei Ribao (Consumer Daily), geologist and
    writer, writer and computer engineer, and freelance writer respectively.
    Date of arrest: 13 March 2001 Sentence: Xu Wei and Jin Haike were
    sentenced to ten years in prison, and Yang Zili and Zhang Honghai to
    eight years. Expires: 12 March 2011 (Xu Wei and Jin Haike) and 12
    March 2009 (Yang Zili and Zhang Honghai) respectively. Details of
    arrest: Arrested on 13 March 2001 and charged with ‘subversion’ as a
    result of their participation in the ‘Xin Qingnian Xuehui’ (New Youth
    Study Group), an informal gathering of individuals concerned with political
    and economic inequalities who used the internet to circulate relevant
    articles. Details of trial: On 28 September 2001, the Beijing
    Intermediate Court initiated legal proceedings against the four focusing
    on two essays circulated on the internet entitled ‘Be a new citizen, reform
    China’ and ‘What’s to be done’, which allegedly demonstrated the
    groups’ intention to “overthrow the Chinese Communist Party’s leadership
    and the socialist system and subvert the regime of the people’s
    democratic dictatorship”. No verdict was announced at the time, and
    proceedings against the four writers re-commenced on 21 April 2003.
    Lawyers for the four men argue that the failure to issue a verdict in the
    34 case violates China’s Criminal Procedure Law, which stipulates that a
    court must pronounce judgement within six weeks of accepting a case.
    On 28 May 2003 Xu Wei and Jin Haike were sentenced to ten years in
    prison, and Yang Zili and Zhang Honghai to eight years. Their appeal
    was reportedly heard on 3 November 2003, but no verdict has been
    announced. Other information: Xu Wei has been awarded one of the
    2003 Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) International
    Press Freedom Awards. Honorary member of: Ghanaian PEN.
    XU Zerong
    D.o.b.: 1956 Profession: Research professor at Zhongshan University,
    Guangzhou. Date of arrest: 24 June 2000 Sentence: 13 years’ imprisonment.
    Expires: 23 June 2013 Details of arrest: Arrested in the city of
    Guangzhou, south China, and formally charged on 25 July 2000 in
    connection with “the illegal publication of books and periodicals...since
    1993”. According to official sources, Xu had confessed to his crimes.
    Details of trial: Sentenced on 20 December 2001 by Shenzhen
    Intermediate Court to ten years’ imprisonment for leaking state secrets
    and five years’ imprisonment for illegal business activities, combined as
    13 years in prison. It appears that the first set of charges relate to his use
    of documents concerning Chinese military operations in the Korean War
    (1950-53), gathered in the course of his research; the second set of
    charges are thought to relate to the allegedly illegal publication of books
    and periodicals and the sale of book authorisation numbers since 1993.
    Xu’s conviction was upheld on appeal in late December 2002 by the
    Guangdong Province Higher People’s Court. Place of detention: Moved
    to Xichun Prison, Guangzhou City,
    Guangdong Province. Said to be held in the section of the prison reserved
    for elderly and sick prisoners. Treatment in prison: International attention
    is said to have resulted in better treatment by prison authorities,
    including the transfer to a prison with more modern facilities. Health
    concerns: Believed to suffer from high blood pressure and other serious
    health conditions although no further details have been disclosed.
    Professional details: Xu’s research specialised in Chinese Communist
    Party history, military history and China’s relations with Southeast Asia.
    He received his doctorate from St. Anthony’s College, Oxford
    University, in 1999. His doctoral thesis covered Chinese military intervention
    into the Korean War. In the 1980’s, Xu moved to Hong Kong
    where he gained permanent residency. Whilst there he reportedly set up a
    publishing house and was active in publishing the journal Chinese Social
    Sciences Quarterly. He was also reportedly an assistant researcher for the
    official Xinhua News Agency. At the time of his arrest, Xu held the positions
    of Associate Research Professor at the Institute of Southeast Asian
    Studies (Zhongshan University, Guangzhou) and Affiliated Professor of
    the Provincial Guangzhou Academy of Social Sciences. Honorary
    member of: Ghanaian PEN.
    *YANG Xiaoqing
    D.o.b.: 04/09/1969 Profession: Reporter with the Zhongguo Chanjing
    Xinwenbao (China Industrial Economy News). Date of arrest: 22
    January 2006 Sentence: 1 year in prison. Expires: 21 January 2007
    Details of arrest: Reportedly arrested at a friend’s house by the Public
    Security Bureau of Longhui County, Hunan Province, after investigating
    and reporting the alleged corruption of Longhui County officials. He is
    accused of posting ‘defamatory’ articles on an “illegal Web site” after
    allegedly failing to extort up to 800,000 Yuan (US$100,000) from
    Longhui county officials. His wife believes his arrest is connected to two
    articles he wrote in May 2005 alleging corruption in the sale of a stateowned
    company by local Longhui county officials to private individuals.
    Said to have been under threat for months before his arrest in January,
    and had gone into hiding in September 2005 after his reporting angered a
    local Communist Party secretary. In late December 2005 police reportedly
    issued a notice offering a reward for information on Yang’s whereabouts.
    Details of trial: The People’s Procuratorate of Longhui County
    turned the case back to the police for further investigation in March 2006
    due to lack of evidence. Sentenced to one year in prison on 15 June 2006
    on extortion charges for his reporting on official corruption. Place of
    detention: Held at the Longhui County Detention Centre, Hunan
    Province. Health concerns: His health is said to have deteriorated significantly
    since his detention. He is said to have been diagnosed with
    Hepatitis B, and there are also reports that he is denied treatment for an
    undiagnosed growth.
    *YANG Tongyan (aka Yang Tianshui)
    D.o.b.: 1961 Profession: Dissident writer and member of Independent
    Chinese PEN Centre. Date of arrest: 23 December 2005 Sentence: 12
    years in prison Expires: 22 December 2017 Details of arrest: Yang
    Tongyan (pen-name Yang Tongshui) was detained without a warrant on
    23 December 2005 in Nanjing. His family were not formally notified of
    his arrest or whereabouts until 27 January 2006, when they received
    formal notification of his arrest dated 20 January from the Public
    Security Bureau of Zhenjiang City, east of Nanjing. Yang was held
    incommunicado at Dantu Detention Centre in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu
    Province, without access to his family. Details of trial: He was convicted
    of subversion for posting anti-government articles on the Internet, organizing
    branches of the (outlawed) China Democracy Party and accepting
    illegal funds from overseas. He was sentenced by the Zhenjiang intermediate
    court in eastern China’s Jiangsu province at a three-hour trial on 16
    May 2006. Yang Tongyan is known for his critical writings published on
    dissident news websites such as Boxun.com and Epoch Times. Previous
    political imprisonment/problems: He spent a decade in prison from
    1990 to 2000 on “counter-revolution” charges for his involvement in the
    1989 pro-democracy protests. He was also previously held incommunicado
    from 24 December 2004 - 25 January 2005.
    Nurehamet YASIN and Korash HUSEYIN
    D.o.b.: 6 March 1974 and 1970 respectively. Profession: Freelance
    Uighur writer and editor of the Uighur-language Kashgar Literary
    Journal respectively. Date of arrest: Yasin - 29 November 2004,
    Huseyin – not known. Sentence: 10 years and 3 years in prison respectively.
    Expires: 30 November 2014 and 2008 respectively. Details of
    arrest: Nurmehamet Yasin was arrested in Kashgar on 29 November
    2004 for the publication of his short story Wild Pigeon (Yawa Kepter),
    which was first published in the bi-monthly Uighur-language Kashgar
    Literature Journal, issue No. 5, November 2004. Authorities also confiscated
    Yasin’s personal computer containing an estimated 1,600 poems,
    commentaries, stories, and one unfinished novel. PEN first learned of this
    case in September 2005. Yasin’s story was widely circulated and recommended
    for one of the biggest Uighur literary websites in the Uighur
    Autonomous Region for outstanding literary award. It also attracted the
    attention of the Chinese authorities, who apparently consider the fable to
    be a tacit criticism of their government in the Xinjiang Uighur
    Autonomous Region. There are no details about Huseyin’s arrest. Details
    of trial: After a closed trial in February 2005 at which he was not
    permitted a lawyer, Yasin was sentenced by the Maralbesh Country court
    to 10 years in prison for “inciting Uighur separatism” in his book Wild
    Pigeon (Yawa Kepter). His sentence was upheld on appeal by the 35
    Kashgar Intermediate Court, and Yasin was transferred on 19 May 2005
    to Urumchi No. 1 Jail, where he remains detained. PEN learned in
    November 2005 that Huseyin had been sentenced by a Kashgar court to
    three years for publishing the story, WiPC seeking further details of his
    trial and charges. Place of detention: Yasin - Urumchi No.1 Jail. It is not
    known where Huseyin is held. Treatment in prison: Yasin has been
    permitted no visitors since his arrest. Professional details:
    Nurmuhemmet Yasin is an award-winning and prolific freelance Uighur
    writer. He has published many highly acclaimed literary works and
    prose-poems in recent years, including the poetry collections First Love,
    Crying from the Heart, and Come on Children. He is said to be a mature
    writer with an established literary credential among Uighur readers. He is
    married with two young sons. Korash Huseyin is married with three children.
    Wild Pigeon was translated from the Uighur into English and
    Chinese by Dolkun Kamberi, director of Radio Free Asia’s (RFA)
    Uighur service. It has been adapted for broadcast by RFA’s Uighur
    service, edited in English by Sarah Jackson-Han, and produced for the
    English Web by Luisetta Mudie. The English translation is available
    online in two parts as follows:
    http://www.rfa.org/english/uyghur/20...7/wild_pigeon/
    http://www.rfa.org/english/uyghur/20.../wild_pigeon2/
    ZHAO Changqing
    D.o.b.: 1967. Profession: Leading Xi’an-based dissident. Date of
    arrest: 7 November 2002 Sentence: 5 years in prison Expires: 6
    November 2007 Details of arrest: Reportedly arrested after drafting an
    open letter to China’s 16th Party Congress calling for political reform.
    The letter was signed by 192 opposition activists, several of whom were
    also detained, including He Depu and Jiang Lijin (see above). The letter
    reportedly included the following political demands: a reassessment of
    the 1989 democracy movement; the return of political exiles; the restoration
    of the political rights of the former Chinese Communist Party
    General Secretary Zhao Ziyang, who was ousted from government and
    placed under house arrest on 23 June 1989 for advocating a dialogue with
    the students demonstrating in Tiananmen Square; the release of all prisoners
    of conscience; China’s ratification of the International Covenant on
    Civil and Political Rights; national elections. Charged on 25 June 2003
    with inciting subversion of state power. Details of trial: His trial began
    on 10 July 2003 at the Xi’an Intermediate People’s Court and he was
    sentenced on 4 August 2003 to five years’ imprisonment. Health
    concerns: Said to be suffering from tuberculosis at the time of his arrest,
    and his health is thought have significantly deteriorated in prison.
    Transferred to a prison infirmary for several months but subsequently
    returned to prison. Place of detention: Xi’an Municipal Public Security
    Bureau. Treatment in prison: Held incommunicado and reported to
    have been repeatedly ill-treated in jail, including beatings and long
    periods of solitary confinement. Most recently reported to have been
    placed in solitary confinement for three months on 18 February 2006 for
    refusing to participate in military drills in prison. Previous political
    imprisonment/problems: Previously served two years in prison for
    endangering state security, released in February 2001; also detained in
    1989 for his involvement in the Beijing pro-democracy protests. Other
    information: Adopted by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary
    Detention.
    ZHAO Yan
    Profession: News assistant at the Beijing bureau of the New York Times
    and former reporter for China Reform magazine. Also an activist. Date
    of arrest: 17 September 2004. Details of arrest: Arrested on charges of
    “providing state secrets to foreigners” for an article published in the New
    York Times on 7 September 2004 revealing Jiang Zemin’s retirement
    from the position of Chairman of the Central Military Commission and
    the transfer of leadership to President Hu Jintao. The article preceded the
    official announcement about Jiang’s retirement, which was made on 19
    September 2004. Zhao Yan, who worked as a researcher and not a
    reporter for the New York Times, is claimed to be the source of the leak
    by the authorities and was formally charged on 20 October 2004. On 1
    June 2005 it was reported that a new charge of fraud had been brought
    against him, allowing the authorities to extend the period of untried
    detention legally permitted in Zhao’s case. He was formally charged with
    leaking state secrets on 23 December 2005, which carries a maximum
    penalty of 10 years in prison. Tried behind closed doors on 16 June 2006
    at Beijing People’s Intermediate Court No.2. No verdict has yet been
    announced. He remains detained. Treatment in detention: Held incommunicado.
    Previous political imprisonment/problems: Zhao began
    working at the “New York Times” in May after he was forced out of his
    job as a reporter for “China Reform” magazine. Reportedly harassed on
    numerous occasions in 2004 for his aggressive reporting for China
    Reform magazine alleging government abuse of peasants across China.
    In June 2004, police raided Zhao’s family home. According to the New
    York-based organization Human Rights in China, the raid startled Zhao’s
    elderly father and precipitated a decline in his health and he died a few
    days later. Other information: UN Working Group on Arbitrary
    Detention declared his detention arbitrary on 2 September 2005.
    ZHANG Lin
    D.o.b.: 1963. Profession: A dissident writer and pro-democracy advocate.
    Date of arrest: 27 January 2005 Sentence: 5 years in prison
    Expires: 28 January 2010 Details of arrest: Arrested on 27 January
    2005 at Bangbu City railway station in Anhui Province. At the time of his
    arrest, Zhang Lin had just returned from a trip to Beijing where he
    planned to pay his respects to the late Zhao Ziyang, a reformist politician
    who had died on 17 January 2005. Zhang Lin was not permitted to do so
    by the authorities and was forced to return to Bangbu. On 29 January,
    Zhang Lin was charged with “disturbing social order”, and placed in
    detention for 15 days. His house was searched by police on 6 February.
    On 12 February, shortly before he was due to be released, he was charged
    with “suspicion of endangering national security”, and remains in detention.
    According to the official indictment issued by the Bengbu authorities
    on 23 May, Zhang Lin was arrested because of a number of
    ‘subversive’ articles he had written and subsequently posted on the
    Internet between August 2003 and January 2005. The lyrics of a punk
    rock song by the popular Chinese group Pangu, which he quoted in an
    essay entitled ‘Pangu – The Hysterical Ravings of the Chinese People’,
    are said to form part of the evidence against him. The stanzas which he
    reportedly quoted are translated as follows: ‘The Yellow River Should
    run dry, this society should collapse, this system should be destroyed,
    this race should become extinct, this country should perish’. Details of
    trial: Zhang Lin was convicted of ‘incitement to subversion’ by the
    Anhui Intemediate People’s Court on 28 July 2005 and sentenced to five
    years in prison. The verdict was not formally announced, even to his
    lawyer, until 2 August, significantly reducing Zhang Lin’s opportunity to
    appeal his conviction. His appeal was rejected on 14 October 2005
    without a hearing. Place of detention: Nanjiao Prison, Hefei City, Anhui
    Province. Treatment in detention: Since his imprisonment Zhang Lin
    36 has reportedly suffered harsh treatment, including long hours of forced
    labour, restricted access to correspondence with his wife, and denial of
    access to news and writing materials. Health concerns: Said to be very
    weak and suffering from minor heart problems as a result of a monthlong
    hunger strike which he ended on 28 September 2005. Reported in
    May 2006 to require urgent hospital treatment for a slipped cervical disc
    that is affecting his central nervous system. Prison medical facilities are
    said to be inadequate to treat his condition. Previous political imprisonment/
    problems: Previously detained from 1989-91, when he was
    sentenced to two years in prison for his involvement in the pro-democracy
    protests, and again from 1994-97 when he received a three-year
    sentence for campaigning for workers’ rights. After his release in 1997
    he settled in the U.S. but was re-arrested in 1998 when he re-entered
    China illegally, and was sentenced to three years’ RTL. Since his release
    in 2001 he has been subject to constant surveillance and harassment, and
    has reportedly had to rely on publishing articles overseas to support
    himself and his family.
    ZHENG Yichun
    D.o.b.: 1958 Profession: Poet, professor and freelance journalist Date of
    arrest: 3 December 2004 Sentence: 7 years in prison Expires: 2
    December 2011 Details of arrest: According to PEN’s information,
    Zheng Yichun was arrested on 3 December 2004 and charged in connection
    with sixty-three articles he had written for foreign-based publications
    and websites. His family were reportedly threatened with reprisals
    if they contacted international press or human rights organisations about
    his arrest. Details of trial: Zheng Yichun was convicted by the Yingkou
    Intermediate People’s Court, Liaonin Province, northern China, on 21
    July 2005 of ‘incitement to subversion of state power’ for his critical
    writings, many of which were posted on-line on overseas web-sites. He
    was sentenced on 20 September 2005, and his appeal was rejected on 22
    December 2005. Place of detention: Jinzhou Prison, Jinzhou City,
    Liaoning Province. Health concerns: Zheng Yichun is a diabetic.
    Professional details: A member of the Korean minority. Has published
    eight collections of poetry and nearly 200 essays and political articles.
    Publications to have recently carried his articles include Da Ji Yuan
    (Epoch Times) and websites such as Boxun and Min Zhu Lun Tan
    (Democracy Forum), all of them based abroad. Before his arrest, Zheng
    was also an English professor at the University of Liaoning. Honorary
    member of: PEN Canada and PEN Flanders.
    Investigation
    CHING Cheong: Hong Kong based correspondent for Singapore’s The
    Straits Times. Ching Cheong was detained on 22 April 2005 in
    Guangzhou, southern China, on charges of espionage. Sources familiar
    with the case claim that Ching Cheong had been sent to Guanzhou to
    obtain a manuscript of secret interviews with the late Zhao Ziyang,
    former Premier and Secretary-General of the Communist Party, who
    opposed the government clampdown on the Tiananmen Square protestors
    in 1989, which led to his downfall. It has been reported that the
    publication of the interviews would be extremely damaging to the
    Communist regime in China. Ching was formally charged on 5 August
    2005 for allegedly selling economic, political and military information to
    Taiwanese agents between 2000 and 2005. He was transferred to Beijing,
    where he has since been held under a form of detention known as ‘residence
    under surveillance’. His trial was adjourned for at least a month for
    lack of evidence on 22 February 2006 but he remains detained.
    Abdulla JAMAL: Teacher and writer. Ethnic Uighur from the Xinjiang
    Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Reportedly arrested in early April
    2005 for writing a book which allegedly incites ‘separatism’. Jamal, who
    teaches at the No.1 Middle School of Poskam County near Kashgar, is
    said to be known in the region for his writing. He was detained after he
    submitted the manuscript of his book ‘Disaster in the Oil Well’ to a
    publishing house in Kashgar. The exact charges against Jamal have not
    been made known, although the Chinese authorities have reportedly
    accused him of inciting ‘separatism’ in the book. His whereabouts are
    unknown and he is feared to be at risk of torture.
    *ZHU Wanxiang, WU Zhengyou and WANG Xianyong (aka Pan
    Chunlei): Editors and journalist respectively with the magazine
    Zhonghua Xin Qingnian (New China Youth). Arrested on 20 August
    2005 and sentenced on 17 January 2006 to ten, six and one year in prison
    respectively for “illegal commercial activity, fraud and extortion”. The
    charges are said to relate their reporting on clashes in Lishui in May 2005
    involving peasants who were protesting against the confiscation of their
    land. The peasants reportedly gave the newspaper 30,000 yuan (3,000
    euros) in thanks for writing about their demands. The prosecutor alleges
    that the magazine had extorted the money. The journalists are appealing
    their sentences. WiPC seeking further information.
    Brief detention
    *ZHAO Shiying: Writer and member of Independent Chinese PEN
    Centre. Reportedly arrested on 15 February 2006 whilst en route for
    Shenzhen airport. He was about to fly to Beijing to apply for a visa to
    travel to Turkey to attend the International PEN Writers in Prison
    Committee Conference held in Istanbul on 1-4 March 2006. The reason
    for his arrest is not known. Released on 17 February 2006.
    Released
    JIANG Weiping: Former Dalian bureau chief for the Hong Kong-based
    newspaper Wen Hui Bao and reporter for the state news agency Xinhua.
    Also a published poet. Arrested on 4 December 2000 and sentenced to
    eight years’ imprisonment, reduced to six years on appeal, for ‘revealing
    state secrets’ and ‘inciting to subvert state power’ for publishing articles
    in the Hong Kong-based monthly magazine Qianshao (Frontline)
    reporting on corruption scandals in north-eastern China. Released on 3
    January 2006.
    LUO Changfu: Internet writer. Arrested on 13 March 2003 and
    sentenced to 3 years’ imprisonment for subversion in connection with
    articles published on Boxun.com. Presumed freed on expiry of sentence.
    YU Dongyue: Art editor of Liuyang Daily. Arrested on 22 May 1989
    and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment and five years’ deprivation of
    civil rights, commuted to eighteen years in September 2000, on charges
    of ‘counter-revolutionary propaganda, sabotage and incitement’ for
    throwing paint-filled eggs and ink at Mao’s portrait in Tiananmen
    Square, Beijing. He is reported to be suffering extreme psychological
    disturbance as a result of treatment in prison. Freed on 22 February 2006
    on medical grounds and taken home to his family.
    Case closed
    CAI Zhouhua: Publisher. Reportedly arrested on 13 September 2004
    and accused of ‘illegal commercial activity’ for profiting from the sale of
    illegal books. Charges relate to the sale of an unlicensed book, a version
    of the Bible not approved by the authorities, published by Maizi
    (‘Culture and Art’) publishing House. Case closed for lack of further
    details.
    LUO Yongzhong: Internet writer/activist and stall-holder. Arrested on
    13 June 2003 and sentenced to 3 years in prison on subversion charges 37
    for posting critical articles on-line. WiPC learned that he had been freed
    on 13 December 2005, 6 months before the expiry of his sentence. Case
    closed.
    ZHU Yufu: Internet writer and China Democratic Party (CDP) activist.
    Arrested in June 1999 with fellow activist Xu Guang (released on 14
    September 2004 on expiry of sentence) and MAO Qingxiang and WU
    Yilong (see ‘main case’ above) for circulating pro-democracy articles on
    the Internet and for their work with the magazine Zai Yedang (Opposition
    Party). Sentenced to 7 years’ imprisonment for subversion. Presumed
    freed on expiry of sentence in June 2006.
    TIBET AUTONOMOUS REGION
    Main cases
    Lobsang DHARGAY, Tashi GYALTSEN, Jampel GYATSO,
    Tsultrim PHELGAY and Toesam Zangden
    D.o.b.: 1968, 1964, 1979, 1967 and 1973 respectively. Profession:
    Monks from the Drakar Trezong monastery in Qinghai province, northwestern
    China. Date of arrest: 16 January 2005 Sentence: Tashi
    Gyaltsen and Jampel Gyatso were reportedly administratively sentenced
    to three years RTL (“re-education through labour”) and Lobsang
    Dhargay, Tsultrim Phelgay and Toesam Zangden to two years’ RTL
    respectively. Expires: 15 January 2008 (Tashi Gyaltsen and Jampel
    Gyatso) and 15 January 2007 (Lobsang Dhargay, Tsultrim Phelgay and
    Toesam Zangden). Details of arrest: Arrested in their rooms at the
    Drakar Trezong monastery in Qinghai province, northwestern China.
    They were allegedly detained for publishing a journal called ‘The Charm
    of Sun and Moon’ which contained poems and writings of a political
    nature. The magazine was published in mid to late 2004. Place of detention:
    Said to be held in Topa Re-education Through Labour Camp at
    Huangzhong Dzong, near Xining in Qinghai province, northwestern
    China. Professional details: Tashi Gyaltsen is said to have edited this
    and other magazines at the monastery, and to have written ‘The Past and
    Present History of Tredzong Monastery’ and other articles. Jampel
    Gyatso co-edited the magazine. Lobsang Dhargay, Tsultrim Phelgay, and
    Toesam Zangden all vice-edited the magazine. Previous political problems/
    imprisonment: Lobsang Dhargay and Toesam Zangden were
    detained without charge for one and two months respectively in 2002.
    Dawa GYALTSEN
    D.o.b.: 1969. Profession: Buddhist monk. Date of arrest: November
    1995 Sentence: 18 years imprisonment. Expires: November 2013
    Details of arrest: Arrested for writing pro-independence pamphlets
    which were posted in April 1995 as part of a widespread protest against
    the Chinese authorities. The pamphlets reportedly contained a brief
    history of Tibet as an independent nation and pro-independence slogans.
    Details of trial: In May 1996, Nagchu Prefecture Intermediate People’s
    Court sentenced Gyalsten to eighteen years’ imprisonment on charges of
    carrying out “counter-revolutionary propaganda”. His brother Nyima
    Gyaltsen was sentenced to thirteen years’ imprisonment for leading the
    protest. Three other monks co-accused with the Gyaltsen brothers were
    sentenced to lesser terms ranging from two-six years for their participation
    in the protest, and have now been freed on expiry of their sentences.
    The case was not known to PEN until July 2004. Place of detention:
    Tibet Autonomous Region Prison (formerly Drapchi Prison), Lhasa.
    Treatment in prison: Said to have been severely tortured whilst under
    interrogation.
    Ven NGAWANG Phulchung
    D.o.b.: c.1958 Profession: senior monk from Drepung monastery near
    Lhasa. Date of Arrest: 16 April 1989 Sentence: 19 years in prison plus
    nine years’ deprivation of political rights Expires: 15 April 2008 Details
    of Trial: Sentenced at a mass rally in November 1989 for producing
    political leaflets which ‘venomously slandered the people’s democratic
    dictatorship’ and for ‘spying for the enemy’. Place of Detention: Tibet
    Autonomous Region Prison (formerly Drapchi Prison), Lhasa. Previous
    Political Imprisonment/Problems: Publications of Drepung printing
    group included a Tibetan translation of the Universal Declaration of
    Human Rights and a Tibetan political manifesto, ‘The Meaning of the
    Precious Democratic Constitution of Tibet’, calling for constitutional
    democracy. Singled out as the leader of a group of monks who were
    secretly producing literature critical of the Chinese govt in early 1988.
    Accused of setting up ‘illegal separatist movement’ or ‘counter-revolutionary
    clique’ and of ‘collecting information and passing it on to the
    enemy, seriously undermining national security’. Honorary Member
    of: English, American, Canada, Sydney and Austrian PEN.

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    Default Uyghuristan=Tibet bolishi kerek!

    http://www.internationalpen.org.uk/i...d/Caselist.pdf

    Ademning alayide diqqitini tartidighini, bu sehipide Tibet bir dölet salayitide yer alghan, Uyghurlar Xitaylar bilen qoshup bayan qilinghan.

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