tirsdag 2. februar 2016

He Xiaobo: the latest victim of China's crackdown on labour activists

Labour activist He Xiaobo had been expecting a knock at the door. At about 3pm on 3 December last year, it finally came. As the 42-year-old father-of-two stepped out from the apartment block where he lives with his wife and baby daughter, he was surrounded by police officers. “He called me and said: ‘I’m being taken away,’” his wife, Yang Min, recalled during an interview at their eighth-floor flat overlooking this southern industrial city. “I didn’t know what to do.” Read more