International Society For Human Rights Annual Meeting
Discusses China’s Illegal Organ Harvesting
From April 12-14, the International Society for Human Rights
held the 41st annual conference in Bonn, Germany.
At the meeting, attendees particularly discussed problems
about freedom of publication and organ trading in China.
Several hundred people attended the forums.
Vice president of NTD, Dr. Samuel Zhou gave a presentation
about freedom of publishing and information blockage in China.
Medical Professor, Dr. Li Huige at the University of Mainz in
Germany discussed international society’s observation and
investigation towards China’s illegal harvest organs from
living prisoners, used in place of executed criminals’ organs.
German audiences said they hope to be more effective in urging
media and government to take notice of what’s occurring in China.
Beijing Lawyer Detained For Reporting Vice Mayor’s Corruption
Several activists in Mainland China posted on microblog that
on April 15th, Beijing lawyer Cui Jianan held a placard in front
of the city hall, which exposed the vice mayor’s corruption.
Soon Cui was taken to Dongjiaoxiang police custody.
Cui was abused in custody. The police may charge her with
“disturbing public order” and detaining her.
Four human rights lawyers including Li Heping arrived,
they negotiated with police and requested the release of Cui.
However, police told them to go to the branch to negotiate.
Now, netizens posts for the release of Cui are deleted.
4000 Fujian Villagers Surrounded County Government
On the evening of April 13th, 4000 villagers in Pantu village
in Xiamen, Fujian surrounded the county government.
They requested the release of the activist head of village and
village secretary who were detained for no reason.
At 11pm, special police arrived to rescue the county mayor.
The head of village and village secretary are still in custody.
Sources said they protested against local officials’ corruption,
bribery and privately selling 3500 mu farmland to build many apartment on it.
From March, local villagers continuously did a sit-in to protest.
Local government didn’t make any concession.
On the contrary they arrested the head of village and secretary,
causing the incident to escalate.