China Detains 1,000 Petitioners Ahead of Parliament

RFA 04 March 2008

HONG KONG-Authorities in the Chinese capital have detained around 1,000 people with grievances against the government ahead of the country’s annual parliament which opens in Beijing Wednesday, petitioners told RFA’s Mandarin service.

…Meanwhile, petitioners who tried to deliver calcium-enriched baby milk formula to Zeng Jinyan, the wife of detained AIDS and civil rights activist Hu Jia, were turned away at the door by national security police… [continues…]

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