Ludian County Rescue Slow With Repeated Aftershocks
August 3 afternoon, Ludian County suffers 6.5 earthquake,
resulting in 398 deaths and nearly 2,000 injured.
Local victims told our reporter there are repeated aftershocks.
Most houses collapsed in the epicenter, Longtoushan town
with many people buried.
The golden 72 hour rescue time is passing by the minute .
Currently, the disaster relief is slow.
Many victims called for help through internet and said it has
been a whole day after the quake, but no rescue team arrives.
They need water, bread and tents.
Xinkuaibao reporter Liu Hu is Freed on Bail
August 3, the Xinkuaibao reporter Liu Hu was released on bail
after one year detention.
Liu Hu was accused of three crimes: slander, extortion
and trouble-making due to a report on four vice-ministerial level
officials on the social website microblog.
Hu Liu’s lawyer Zhou Ze revealed in the microblog that the
Beijing Procurator freed Liu Hu on bail
because of being unable to settle a lawsuit
within the custody term.
Zhou Ze said he believes Liu Hu is innocent.
The four vice-ministerial officials reported by Liu Hu were
Deputy director Ma Zhengqi,
Shaanxi Provincial Public Security
Bureau Director Du Hangwei;
Shanghai Superior Court acting
President CUI Yadong,
CRH general manager Song Lin.
Geng He Calls on Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
to Release Gao Zhisheng on Schedule
Mainland human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng will
complete his term of imprisonment on August 7.
Whether he will be released attracts world attention.
Geng He requested the Chinese authorities
to release Gao Zhisheng on schedule.
Geng He told Radio Free Asia reporter what concerns her
most is after August 7 Gao Zhisheng will be detained by the
CCP on another excuse or still lose freedom,
or even go even missing.
Geng He said, August 1, Gao’s brother Gao Zhiyi went to
Xinjiang Shaya prison to pick up Gao Zhisheng,
but she can not connect to Gao Zhiyi’s phone now.
August 7, 2006, Gao Zhisheng was arrested
because he wrote to the CCP leadership to request
an end to the brutal persecution of Falun Gong.
Later, he was sentenced to three years imprisonment,
suspended for five years.
2011, he was imprisoned in Xinjiang Shaya prison by the
revocation of probation.
Gao Zhisheng was abducted and tortured by state security
before arrest and during the probationary period.