Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Great Regulars: Ailing democracy activist [and poet] Zhu Yufu

has been subjected to abusive treatment at his jail in the eastern province of Zhejiang following an international campaign for his release, relatives and rights groups say.

Prison authorities have handed out "punitive abuses" to Zhu, 60, after his relatives traveled to the United States to garner more support for his release, the China Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) group said in an e-mailed statement on Friday.

from Luisetta Mudie: Radio Free Asia: Parole Refusal Sparks Fears For Jailed Chinese Dissident's Health


I have heard that seven great taboos have been set by the general office of the Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee, that they are instructions to teaching staff in higher education from the orchestrators of the main theme tune.

They tell them not to mention the following to their students: universal values, press freedom, civil society, citizens' rights, the historical mistakes of the Party, the financial and political elite, and judicial independence.

from Luisetta Mudie: Radio Free Asia: China's Seven Taboos of Higher Education


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