søndag 9. juni 2019

Crackdown Continues on Chinese Dissidents As Massacre Anniversary Passes

A former professor from the southwestern Chinese region of Guizhou is on the run after escaping detention by state security police in the wake of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre.

Former Guizhou University professor Yang Shaozheng, who was fired outright after he made comments critical of the ruling Chinese Communist Party online, told RFA that he is now in a "temporarily safe" situation after fleeing following eight hours of interrogation, during which he was shackled to a chair. Yang said he was taken away by police on Tuesday morning on suspicion of "picking quarrels and stirring up trouble," a public order charge often used to target peaceful critics of the government.