26 Jun '11, 12am

Ai Wei Wei is Free, But... | Care2 Causes

Ai Wei Wei is Free, But... | Care2 Causes

Today, the Chinese authorities freed a prominent dissident, Hu Jia, a leading, and highly vocal, advocate for democratic rights, religious freedom and self-determination for Tibet. The BBC reports that his wife, Zeng Jingyan, says he has been reunited with his family in Beijing after serving three and a half years for “inciting subversion”; he was to be released on Sunday. Hu’s release follows that of Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei , who was released on bail last Wednesday. Hu has been awarded European Union’s top human rights award, the Sakharov prize, and is considered a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. He has also been an advocate for rural AIDS sufferers and for children with AIDS in China, and for . In 2008, Hu was imprisoned on charges related to five articles he had written and interviews with journalists, in which he criticized Chinese authorities. Befor...

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