PEN For Freedom (No.1-12)

PEN For Freedom (No.1-12, PDF) 

China Jails Gao Yu For Seven Years For ‘Leaking State Secrets’

2015-04-17

image (62)Demonstrators hold placards with portraits of Chinese journalist Gao Yu during a protest in support of her outside the central government liaison office in Hong Kong, April 17, 2015.AFP
A Beijing court on Friday handed a seven-year jail term to veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu after finding her guilty of “leaking state secrets overseas,” it said.

The Beijing No. 3 Intermediate People’s Court found 71-year-old political journalist Gao Yu guilty of “breaking international law and supplying highly classified state secrets to persons overseas,” Continue reading

Book review: The Devouring Dragon, by Craig Simons

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A coal-burning power plant near Zhengzhou, Henan province, illustrates the environmental dangers posed by the mainland’s rapid growth. Photo: Reuters

28ef5b6f3f409127bde293605eeaf89bThe Devouring Dragon: How China’s Rise Threatens Our Natural World

by Craig Simons

St Martin’s Press

Back at the dawn of the 19th century British scholar Continue reading

China jails journalist over leaked ‘state secrets’

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Gao Yu, seen here in a file image taken in Hong Kong on 5 February 2007

Authorities say Gao Yu leaked a sensitive document that was then widely reposted abroad

China has jailed a top journalist for seven years for leaking a confidential paper to a foreign website.

Gao Yu, 71, had “illegally provided state secrets to foreigners”, the court in Beijing said. Continue reading

IFJ strongly condemns sentencing of veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu

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Mike Clarke / AFP

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the sentencing today, April 17, of independent Chinese journalist, Gao Yu on charges of leaking state secrets. The IFJ criticised the Chinese government for its ongoing attempts to intimidate and stifle media freedoms through the targeting of high-profile journalists such as Gao Yu and has called for a global media appeal to draw international attention to the case. Continue reading

China jails journalist Gao Yu over ‘state secrets’

HONG KONG-CHINA-MEDIAGao Yu, seen here in a file image taken in Hong Kong on 5 February 2007

Authorities say Gao Yu leaked a sensitive document that was then widely reposted abroad

China has jailed a top journalist for seven years Continue reading

Despite Release, Feminists’ Case Shows China’s Hostility Toward Civic Action

By EDWARD WONG April 15, 2015

15activists-articleLargeFeng Yuan, a women’s rights activist who was not jailed, waiting for the release of other activists outside a detention center in Beijing.
Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Beijing—Though liberated from the confines of jail cells in western Beijing, Continue reading

Beijing Court To Issue Verdict in Gao Yu ‘State Secrets’ Case

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Gao Yu speaks at an International PEN conference in Hong Kong, Feb. 5, 2007.
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A court in the Chinese capital will announce a verdict in the case of outspoken veteran journalist Gao Yu on Friday after repeatedly delaying judgment Continue reading

China frees five women activists on bail after outcry

Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:28pm EDT

BEIJING | BY SUI-LEE WEE

Portraits of Chinese female activists are pictured during a protest calling for their release in Hong KongPortraits of Li Tingting (top L), Wei Tingting (top R), (bottom, L-R) Wang Man, Wu Rongrong and Zheng Churan are pictured during a protest calling for their release in Hong Kong April 11, 2015.
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(Reuters) – China has unexpectedly released five women activists on bail, two lawyers said on Monday, after a vocal campaign against their detention Continue reading