tirsdag 8. oktober 2019

China Detains Activists Over Criticism of The Ruling Communist Party

Authorities in China have detained more than 10 people who criticized the ruling Chinese Communist Party around its 70th anniversary and National Day celebrations on Oct. 1. Police in the central province of Hunan detained a group of activists ahead of the National Day holiday after they gathered for a meal and displayed signs protesting the use of taxpayers' money to stage the lavish parade on Tiananmen Square in front of President Xi Jinping and other dignitaries.

Organizer Fan Junyi was detained alongside fellow activists on Sept. 28 and jailed for 15 days' administrative detention, a type of punishment that is handed down by a police-run committee without a trial, local sources said.