tirsdag 30. mai 2017

Veteran 1989 Democracy, Labor Rights Activist's Case Stalled: Lawyer

Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have held a prominent labor rights campaigner and veteran of the 1989 pro-democracy movement for more than a year following his trial on subversion charges, with no verdict or sentence, his lawyer said. 
Liu Shaoming, 58, was criminally detained on May 30, 2015 on suspicion of "picking quarrels and stirring up trouble," a charge frequently used by police to target dissidents and rights activists.

He was tried in April 2016 by a court in the provincial capital Guangzhou on the more serious charge of "incitement to subvert state power," but there has been no movement on his case since, defense attorney Wu Kuiming told RFA. 
Liu is currently being held in the police-run Guangzhou No. 1 Detention Center, in a special section set aside for political prisoners, Wu said.