10-Year-Old Chinese Prisoner of Conscience Safely Arrives in US
Anhui dissident Zhang Lin’s 10-year-old daughter,
Zhang Anni, arrived in the US on September 7.
Anni had been detained by Chinese
authorities, and rejected by her school.
Voice of America reported that Anni and her elder sister
Zhang Ruli arrived into San Francisco International Airport.
They were welcomed by Women’s Rights Without
Frontiers (WRWF), and other human rights organizations.
Their successful arrival was through the work
and effort of were under helped by WRWF,
women’s groups and other dissidents in China.
Anni, known as the youngest “prisoner of conscience”,
was punished because of her father’s activism.
She couldn’t enroll at any primary schools.
Some dissidents held hunger
strikes to appeal for her education.
Shi Tao Jailed in China Over Yahoo Email is Now Free
Chinese journalist Shi Tao, was sentenced to jail after Yahoo
leaked information about his email to the Chinese regime.
On August 23, Shi was freed, 15
months before the end of his sentence.
On September 7, a London-based writer’s
group announced the news on their website.
Shi Tao, 45, was a journalist, poet, member of a writer’s
group, and editor of Contemporary Business News in Hunan.
In 2004, Shi Tao sent details of a government memo about
restriction on news coverage of the Tiananmen Square
massacre anniversary to a human rights website in the US.
In November 2004, Shi Tao was arrested.
In April 2005, he was sentenced to10 years
in jail on charges of disclosing state secrets.
The evidence of the sentence
was the email he sent via Yahoo.
Yahoo’s providing users’ emails to the Chinese
regime, and their subsequent use as evidence
in court, were widely condemned by international
press groups and human rights organizations.
Yahoo’s reputation was badly damaged. In 2007,
Yahoo sent apologies to Shi Tao and his family.
Both sides reached a mutual agreement over
compensation, but the amount wasn’t disclosed.
Hong Kong Version of “My Dad Is Li Gang”
On September 7, a man in Hong Kong who was
suspected of drink driving, caused an accident.
When police arrived at the site and asked the man
questions, the man answered with an arrogant attitude.
“I am a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)”.
He thought this is a privileged position in Hong Kong
and that the police would deal with him differently.
However, the police said: “So what? I am
Hong Kong police.” The man was detained.
The video recording of this incident is circulating online,
and netizens praised police for enforcing law and justice.