European Parliament’s resolution on the arrest of Hu Jia

MEPs urge the Chinese government to release Hu Jia and implement other human rights reforms

European Parliament News Release — January 17, 2008

In a resolution adopted on Thursday afternoon, MEPs called on the Chinese authorities to release human rights campaigner Hu Jia and to respect human rights in the run-up to this year’s Olympic Games.

Hu Jia was taken from his home in Beijing by police on 27 December 2007 on charges of inciting subversion. He and his wife Zeng Jinyan, who were among the candidates for last year’s European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, have thrown the spotlight on human rights abuses in China over the past few years and spent many periods under house arrest as a result of their campaigning… [continues here…]

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