mandag 4. april 2016

Chinese Police Detain Dozens En Route To Revolutionary Graves

Authorities in the Chinese capital have detained dozens of people as they headed to a Communist Party cemetery to mark a traditional grave-sweeping festival, as activists elsewhere were warned off visiting the tombs of politically 'sensitive' figures. "There were a lot of us [on Sunday]," participant Wang Shufen told RFA on Monday. "Some of us had already got as far as Babaoshan [cemetery], while others hadn't got there yet and were still at the southern railway station [in Beijing]." She said those detained were mostly petitioners, ordinary Chinese in Beijing to pursue complaints against their local governments, and that they were taken to the Jiujingshan detention center on the outskirts of the city. Read more