5 Year Imprisonment News

03/07/2003 – TAIWAN VICE PRESIDENT URGES CHINA TO FREE DISSIDENT YANG JIANLI. Radio Free Asia

Posted on Mar 7, 2003

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/100430-20030307.html

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Emotional Scene: Yang Jianli’s Family Helding Hunger Strike on the Chinese New Year

Posted on Feb 1, 2003

Emotional Scene: Yang Jianli’s Family Helding Hunger Strike on the Chinese New Year Wang Fang and Shi Wei   Yang Jianli’s wife Christina Fu protesting in front of the Chinese Embassy on the first day of the Chinese New Year.   “Give me back my dad” – Yang Jianli’s helpless daughter. ————————– Source:...

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Yang Jianli’s Parents on Hunger Strike on the Chinese New Year

Posted on Feb 1, 2003

Yang Jianli’s Parents on Hunger Strike on the Chinese New Year Xue Dong Hua 72 years old quite and somber mother 92 years old father awaiting for his son’s coming back. ————————– Source:...

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On the Chinese New Year Day, the family members of Yang Jian-Li held hunger strike (1)

Posted on Feb 1, 2003

On the Chinese New Year Day, the family members of Yang Jian-Li held hunger strike (1) Charles Dharapak   The wife of detained Chinese dissident Yang Jian-Li, Christine, adjusts the coat of their seven-year-old son Aaron (also pictured on poster) as they protest for his release across from the Chinese embassy in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. Yang, a 38-year-old U.S. educated pro-democracy activist, was detained by Chinese authorities on April 27, 2002 when he returned to China for the first time since the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations at Tiananmen Square. Words in Chinese read,...

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On the Chinese New Year Day, the family members of Yang Jian-Li held hunger strike (2)

Posted on Feb 1, 2003

On the Chinese New Year Day, the family members of Yang Jian-Li held hunger strike (2) Charles Dharapak   Family members of detained Chinese dissident Yang Jian-Li, from left to right: niece Michele, 15, daughter Anita, 10, son Aaron, 7 (also on poster), nephew Daniel, 15, and mother Li, 70; hold up posters as they protest for his release across from the Chinese embassy in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. Yang, a 38-year-old U.S. educated pro-democracy activist, was detained by Chinese authorities on April 27, 2002 when he returned to China for the first time since the 1989 pro-democracy...

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On the Chinese New Year Day, the family members of Yang Jian-Li held hunger strike (3)

Posted on Feb 1, 2003

On the Chinese New Year Day, the family members of Yang Jian-Li held hunger strike (3) Charles Dharapak   Sharon, 20, niece of detained Chinese dissident Yang Jian-Li, pictured on poster, ties yellow ribbons and hang posters as they protest for his release across from the Chinese embassy in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003. Yang, a 38-year-old U.S. educated pro-democracy activist, was detained by Chinese authorities on April 27, 2002 when he returned to China for the first time since the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations at Tiananmen Square. (2003-2-1)...

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Family Fast Vigil – For Dr. Yang Jianli

Posted on Jan 30, 2003

Family Fast Vigil – For Dr. Yang Jianli   My husband Yang Jianli is a strong and outspoken advocate for democracy and human rights in China and a firm believer in political changes through non-violent means. On April 26, 2002, he was detained by the Chinese authorities on a trip back to China and has been held incommunicado ever since.  For the past nine months, no member of my family has been given any written notice about his status or whereabouts or allowed to communicate with him, not to mention to visit him or to obtain a lawyer for him in China.  My family has written more than...

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RFA’s Uyghur Service Interviews U.S. Ass’t Secretary of State on Key Issues

Posted on Dec 31, 2002

RFA’s Uyghur Service Interviews U.S. Ass’t Secretary of State on Key Issues Sarah Jackson-Han Washington, DC 20036 December 31, 2002 SENIOR U.S. OFFICIAL SAYS CHINA WON’T FREE UYGHUR BUSINESSWOMAN SOON Assistant Secretary of State Sees Cause For Hope on North Korean Refugees WASHINGTON, Dec. 27—A senior U.S. official just back from China says ethnic Uyghur businesswoman Rebiye Kadeer appears on a shortlist of key prisoners the United States wants released quickly, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reports. But Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights Lorne Craner said Chinese...

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U.S. Pushes China on Prisoners, Religious Freedoms

Posted on Dec 16, 2002

U.S. Pushes China on Prisoners, Religious Freedoms Tamora Vidaillet   Monday, December 16, 2002 BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. rights envoy Lorne Craner on Monday began two days of high-level talks with Chinese officials in which he was expected to press Beijing to free political prisoners and increase religious freedoms. In a resumption of a bilateral human rights dialogue, last active in October 2001, Craner said he would discuss human rights and democracy issues, but did not elaborate on specific cases he would raise. “We’re hoping for a very productive session today and...

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Wife’s Tear (photo)

Posted on Dec 3, 2002

Wife’s Tear AP   Christina Fu, wife of Boston-based Chinese dissident Yang Jianli, wipes a tear as she tries to contain her emotions while reading a statement to gathering at the Chinese Culture Institute in Boston On Wednesday. Mr. Yang was arrested last month for using a borrowed passport to return to China. Mrs. Fu pleaded for her husband’s release while address the meeting. ————————– Source:...

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