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Hong Kong Media: China’s Top 10 Prisoners of 2011

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

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Hong Kong media selected China’s top 10 prisoners of 2011.
Activists said there are many political prisoners in China.
They are sent to jail for giving a voice to democracy and
human rights.

On Dec.28, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper selected
China’s top 10 prisoners of 2011.
They are; AIDS activist Hu Jia; China Democracy founder
Qin Yongmin; law scholar Xu Zhiyong;
Blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng; artist Ai Weiwei;
writer Ran Yunfei; activists Liu Xianbin and Liu Xiaobo;
Zhao Lianhai, father of a child harmed by melamine-tainted
milk; and 64tianwang.com founder Huang Qi,

64tianwang.com worker Pu Fei: “They experienced long-term
prison sentences, and are suppressed by the authorities.
For example, within the space of 10 years, Huang Qi spent
8 years in prison, a high frequency even within China.
Thus Ming Pao selected them as top 10 prisoners,
I don’t think it is wrong, it is an actual comment.”

One top 10 prisoner, activist Qin Yongmin from Wuhan, said
there are hundreds of thousands of such prisoners in China.
Under the current dictatorship, more and more people suffer.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) takes political charges
as criminal offenses, denying the existence of political
prisoners. Instead, dissidents are sentenced with such charges
as “inciting subversion of state power.”

Qin Yongmin: “Years ago, the CCP invented anti-revolution
crimes for persecution.
Today the CCP uses the “inciting subversion of state power”
charge instead, but they are the same.
The CCP can seize power with violence, but not allow you to
have peace and freedom of speech. It is the major problem.
This is the common nature of a dictatorship, as they do
whatever they want. You commit a crime if you speak.”

Qin said that even the Middle East has moved towards
Democracy. China is the last great dictatorial regime.
It is one of the few countries with dictatorship, and it is
impossible to avoid this democracy trend.
Qin believes selecting ‘China top 10 prisoners’ has limitations,
as such prisoners are everywhere in China.

Qin Yongmin: “I believe the top 10 prisoners, including all
activists and dissidents are concerned for the country and
people, looking for the right direction for the country,
and are responsible for it’s future.
However, under China’s current system, those who speak for
the nation and people, are sent to prisons more often.
This fact is painful; it is the major human rights problem.

If the problem can not be solved, China’s social progress
cannot be solved.”

In April 2011, the US published 2010 Country Reports on
Human Rights Practices.
It criticized China’s deterioration in human rights.

The CCP continues to use illegal detention, improper trials,
and house arrests, including for family members.

Pu Fei: “Since June 4, 1989, China’s democracy movement
has never rested.
In the past 23 years, in Sichuan province, countless activists
were sent to jail.
We don’t know the names of many of them, but they continue
fighting for their freedom, for a great goal.”

Pu Fei said that any country in the world with dictatorship
cannot last forever, as a cloud cannot cover the sun forever.
The victory of China’s human rights and democracy movement
is a historical necessity, and is the only choice.

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