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New Tendency of Chinese Government Inflicting Criminal Charges on Dissidents
 

Jade Television Network: New Tendency of Chinese Government Inflicting Criminal Charges on Dissidents (Excerpt)
(August 10)

According to the China Information Center of Human Rights and Democracy Movement, the founder of “Chinese Development Union” (also called CDU), Peng Ming, sentenced to one and half years’ indoctrination through labour by the Chinese government for criminal charges last year, was released yesterday from Beijing Detention Center.

The Information Centre also points out that it is very common for Chinese government to inflict criminal charges on political dissidents. It seems to have become the customary tactics for the Chinese authorities in recent years. Such charges could put political dissidents into prison and deprive them of freedom without bringing about international denouncement. Moreover, these charges could damage the dissidents’ good reputation and people’s trust in them.

The Information Centre claimed that 42 dissidents in Shanghai had been sentenced since 1994. Only 3 of them were charged with “anti-revolution” or “ subvention of the government”. The rest were all accused of “visiting prostitutes”, “intentional assault”, “robbery” and other criminal charges. WuYangming, the founder of the famous Chinese underground church “Bei Li Wang”, was sentenced to death for the charge of “rape”.

 

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