2010年11月8日星期一

China Releases Dissident Artist Ai

Chinese authorities released dissident artist Ai Weiwei from house arrest on Monday - a little more than two days after detaining him at his compound in Beijing.  Ai's release comes as human rights activists say China is cracking down on dissent and international calls to free Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo grow ahead of this week's G-20 summit in Seoul, South Korea.  
Although artist dissident Ai Weiwei was unable to attend a protest party he had planned outside his soon to be demolished studio in Shanghai on Sunday, hundreds of his friends went ahead with the event.
Ai says the fact that the party was still held is a sign of how China is changing.  Ai says he thinks the days of people censoring themselves and being afraid have passed.  He says many people, especially young people, "can freely show their smiles and have the courage to voice their own opinions."
Ai's newly constructed million-dollar studio in Shanghai was ordered to be demolished after allegedly violating land use and construction laws.  Ai helped design the Bird's Nest stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.  But the artist frequently has had run-ins with Chinese authorities.
He was allowed to go to Munich last year for an exhibit criticizing the government's response to the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.  But several months earlier, he was severely beaten by police in Chengdu after having traveled there to testify in the trial of a fellow activist.
Meanwhile, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo remains imprisoned in China where he is serving an 11 year sentence for trying to subvert the state.  Liu co-authored an online petition that called for democratic reform in China.
Maran Turner, executive director of Freedom Now, which represents Liu Xiaobo as his international legal counsel, says Liu's situation has not changed since he was named the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize recipient last month. "His case before the Chinese courts has been exhausted, and so there is really no where to go in China.  We've taken his case to some international venues like the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to try to get him a fair hearing there.  But unfortunately, he is still sitting in prison with very few visits from his attorney or anyone else - certainly not his wife since she is sitting under house arrest," he said.
Turner says Liu Xiaobo's wife been held under house arrest since early October and that the group has not heard from her for almost two weeks. "Her contact with the outside world has now been fully shut off, meaning her phones have been broken, her lines cut.  No Internet access.  No nothing.  What we heard previous to when that happened and when, I would say, the black hole happened.  She was being permitted to leave the house and go to the grocery store and things like that, but she was always accompanied by police officers," he said.
In the weeks following the anouncement of Liu being named this year's Nobel peace prize winner, people who signed "Charter 08" -- the online political manifesto that Liu co-authored - have been placed under varying degrees of house arrest.
Human rights groups say Chinese authorities are stepping up an apparent campaign to limit information about Liu receiving the Nobel Prize, harassing members of the Independent Chinese PEN Center, a writers' group that promotes freedom of expression.  The PEN American Center says members of the group in China have been questioned by authorities, harassed and put under house arrest.
The Chinese government has accused the Nobel Committee of disrespecting China's judicial system and interfering in China's internal affairs for having name Liu as this year's peace prize winner.
Freedom Now's Maran Turner says China has warned several countries through diplomatic channels not to focus on Liu and the award.
But Turner says that as many as 15 Nobel Peace Prize winners have appealed to the leaders of the world's top 20 economies, asking them to help press Chinese President Hu Jintao during meetings this week in Seoul to release Liu Xiaobo and his wife. "China is doing its bit to make sure that everybody stays silent.  And this is one opportunity where these world leaders can speak to him directly and I urge them to take that opportunity," he said.
The G-20 summit is scheduled for Thursday and Friday in Seoul.

 

William Ide 07 November 2010

China Releases Dissident Artist Ai

10 条评论:

  1. I've been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or weblog posts on this sort of house . Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this site. Studying this information So i'm
    happy to show that I've a very good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I such a lot no doubt will make certain to do not omit this site and give it a glance on a constant basis.

    Look into my page ... lockjaw

    回复删除
  2. Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I in finding
    It really useful & it helped me out much. I'm hoping to offer something back and help others like you aided me.

    Here is my weblog - metropolis

    回复删除
  3. I enjoy, cause I discovered just what I was having a
    look for. You have ended my four day lengthy hunt!
    God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

    Take a look at my website - tuqiris

    回复删除
  4. I truly love your blog.. Pleasant colors & theme. Did you make
    this website yourself? Please reply back as I'm attempting to create my very own website and want to learn where you got this from or what the theme is called. Kudos!

    Also visit my website lootbag

    回复删除
  5. Hi there, I enjoy reading all of your post.
    I wanted to write a little comment to support you.


    Here is my web page ... okitmint

    回复删除
  6. Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that I get actually enjoyed account your blog posts.

    Anyway I'll be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently quickly.

    Visit my site watchmakers

    回复删除
  7. Quality posts is the crucial to be a focus for the viewers to pay a visit
    the web page, that's what this web page is providing.

    Feel free to visit my site :: http://www.nouarepublica.ro/members/brendanbi/activity/79634

    回复删除
  8. Thanks , I've just been searching for info about this subject for a long time and yours is the greatest I have came upon till now. However, what in regards to the bottom line? Are you positive concerning the source?

    Here is my blog - http://www.topmilitary.net/index.php?a=stats&u=elinormaclean

    回复删除
  9. aio交友網站-絕對100婚戀網登錄-亂倫黃色電影小說
    唐人街多人聊天視頻-蕭山富婆網-168成人電影
    日本成人H漫-衣衣視頻裸聊網-快播7788電影網
    伊利討論區-絕對100婚戀網首頁-Sex激情聊天室
    情系晚霞聊天室-碧聊情系晚霞碧聊-叉叉叉綜合網圖片
    佳吻聊天室-色吧性愛圖片性愛小說-寂寞交友富婆聊天室官網
    絕對100婚戀交友網-愛幫網視頻聊天室-色人閣美女藝術圖片
    絕對婚戀100會員登錄-5126社區-美女激情挑逗圖片
    土豆網影片-絕對100婚戀交友-5126視頻聊天室
    閃婚網-5126聊天室-性感短褲美女圖片-街拍長腿美女臀部
    99cu多人視訊聊天室-亞洲第4色快播電影-亞洲電影最大色擼吧
    閃婚網網址-久久舞吧視頻聊天室-色波霸影院人妻
    美女舞廳視頻聊天社區-老色驢經典影院-浪起來綜合影院
    百姓閃婚網-美女舞廳視頻聊天室-色七七影視
    遼河聊吧語音視頻聊天室-色七七影院在線-奇悅社區視頻聊天室
    99770在線漫畫-77情緣網-潮人街視頻社區-mm625成人電影網
    99漫畫網-尋歡網-潮人街視頻聊天室-大波妹影院在線觀看
    太原尋歡網-股票聊天室-大波妹影院肉感-色誘影院頻道
    打飛機專用-石家莊尋歡網-衡水網絡情緣聊天室
    青島尋歡網-衡水視頻聊天室-色誘影院電影
    包頭洗浴尋歡網-91KShow娛樂社區-色誘閣影院
    夜夜尋歡網上海-91KShow視頻聊天室-宅男色影音
    打飛機-夜生活網-聖魔男女SM聊天室-色女孩綜合
    武漢夜生活網-愛聊江蘇地區聊天室-大波妹成人影視
    男女交友聊天網-南寧夜生活網-夜色99百人視頻聊天室
    免費交友聊天網-夜色88百人視頻聊天室-帝成聊天室吧
    愛情聊-快播大波妹影院在線觀看-老熟妻影院
    愛情聊視頻聊天室-瘋牛快播電影院-色窩窩成人電影
    愛情聊視頻社區-快播電影色窩-彩蓮公主聊天室
    乳源交友-西安富婆包養網-色窩在線電影
    寂寞人交友網-中國比基尼美女視頻-色護士影院觀看
    日本深夜綜藝節目線上看-日冰寂寞同城交友網
    日本深夜綜藝節目-hihi寂寞同城交友網-六間房直播房間
    真情在線婚戀網-好聊天室女視頻聊-六間房直播現場
    麗的情遊戲-朵朵同城交友網-六間房美女秀場直播
    同城真人美女寂寞交友-寂寞sm直播間-六間房直播跳舞
    有什麼免費的色聊網-六間房視頻直播DJ-七仙女裸聊吧
    真情在線婚戀網吧-真人在線裸聊網-六間房視頻下載
    麗的情色遊戲-虫族同城夜情交友網-同城約會交友e夜情
    4758寂寞同城交友-歪歪裸聊-台灣佬夫妻娛樂網小說
    真情在線-天天色綜合圖-台灣佬中文夫妻娛樂網
    風雪英雄情緣聊天室-真實性生活視頻-台灣妹中文娛樂網
    百萬富婆交友俱樂部-台灣妹娛樂網-寂寞小富婆視頻聊天
    順德富婆的qq交友群-好的聊天交友網站-性生活娛樂網電影
    同城寂寞交友聊吧-邂逅網-性生活娛樂網性愛
    同城異己約炮邂逅網-同城陪聊視頻聊天室網站
    免費同城邂逅網-免費交友約炮一夜情-夫妻生活36式視頻
    邂逅網首頁-51E夜晴-夫妻性生活姿勢-火爆聊天室
    寂寞同城交友約炮-免費交友約炮一夜情-同城情人網
    邂逅情緣網-豐鎮床友一夜情-同城床友交友QQ群

    回复删除