Charter 08 Signatories Harassed

Over One Hundred Signatories Harassed Since Launch of Charter 08
作者:CHRD 文章来源:CHRD 点击数:601 更新时间:2009-1-8 14:11:40

Over One Hundred Signatories Harassed Since Launch of Charter 08(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, January 9, 2009) �C One month after it was issued on December 9, 2008, Charter 08 continues to vex the Chinese authorities, who have continued to pressure signatories of the Charter. CHRD has documented one- hundred-and-one cases of individuals who have been harassed, called in for questioning, or summoned (chuanhuan) by police across seventeen provinces and three municipalities. It is very likely that the actual number is higher as CHRD is aware that some individuals do not wish to make their harassment public. Over 7,200 people have signed the Charter.

A full list of the one-hundred-and-one signatories harassed is available below. Some of them are scholars who have been questioned and warned by superiors at their academic institutions regarding their support for Charter 08.

CHRD has learned from those called in by the police that the questioning seems designed to determine the authors of the Charter as well as to identify their methods for disseminating information. Interrogations often end with the authorities demanding an individual publicly renounce his or her support for the Charter. If this request is not met, police have accused signatories of joining “an illegal association”, being “suspected of plotting to overthrow the regime” or otherwise intimidated or threatened them.

One signatory, the prominent dissident writer Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波), has been held in custody since December 8, 2008, and is now subjected to “residential surveillance” (jianshi juzhu) at an undisclosed location in Beijing.

Efforts by officials to stifle freedom of expression and repress the Charter have increased online. Beginning the evening of December 26, 2008, searches for “Charter 08” on Baidu, and Yahoo, three main search engines in China have returned no relevant results. However, the Charter continues to spread. Chinese netizens are still signing the Charter, debating it on the internet and circulating the text on blogs, message boards, and through instant messaging devices.

Chinese Human Rights Defenders reiterates its protest against the intimidation and harassment of Charter 08 signatories, who are being targeted solely for the peaceful activities of expressing their views about democratic reform and human rights in China. The Chinese government is willfully and blatantly violating the rights to freedom of expression and association guaranteed in both its own constitution and international treaties of which it is a signatory. China is also acting in contradiction to its own interest in building a good international reputation, as it will soon face international scrutiny on its human rights records during the UN Human Rights Council “Universal Periodical Review” in February 2009.

Full list of Charter 08 signatories subjected to detention, interrogation and/or intimidation:

Beijing Municipality:
Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)
Zhang Zuhua (张祖桦)
Pu Zhiqiang (浦志强)
Jiang Qisheng (江棋生)
Gao Yu (高瑜)
Liu Di (刘荻)
Teng Biao (滕彪)
Yu Jie (余杰)
Li Hai (李海)
Zeng Jinyan (曾金燕)
Zhou Hongling (周鸿陵)
Li Zhiying (李智英)
Yu Haocheng (于浩成)
Xia Yeliang (夏业良)
Xu Youyu (徐友渔)
Cui Weiping (崔卫平)
Li Xianting (栗宪庭)
Mo Zhixu (莫之许)
Chen Yongmiao (陈永苗)
Wang Junxiu (王俊秀)
Liu Junning (刘军宁)
He Weifang (贺卫方)
Liang Xiaoyan (梁晓燕)
Xu Xiao (徐晓)
Zhu Jiuhu (朱久虎)
Guo Yushan (郭玉闪)
Jiang Tianyong (江天勇)

Chongqing Municipality:
Yang Yunhong (杨远宏)

Shanghai Municipality:
Zheng Enchong (郑恩宠)
Jiang Danwen (蒋��文)
Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎)
Duan Chunfang (段春芳)
Dong Guojing (董国菁)
Jing Yuehua (金月花)
Ma Yalian (马亚莲)
Zhang Junling (张君令)

Liaoning Province:
Huang Dachuan (黄大川)

Zhejiang Province:
Wu Baojian (吴报建)
Zou Wei (邹巍)
Wang Xue’e (汪雪娥)
Gao Haibing (高海兵)
Zhuang Daohe (庄道鹤)
Wen Kejian (温克坚)
Zan Aizong (昝爱宗)
Mao Qingxiang (毛庆祥)
Xu Guang (徐光)
Guo Weidong (郭卫东)
Yang Jianmin (杨建民)
Liu Jincheng (刘进成)

Fujian Province:
Fan Yanqiong (范燕琼)
Lin Huanhui (林焕辉)
Hainan Province:
Qin Geng (秦耕)

Guangdong Province:
Ye Du (野渡)
Zhao Dagong (赵达功)
Guo Yongfeng (郭永丰)
Tang Jingling (唐荆陵)
Ye Huo (野火)
Zhang Jinjun (张津郡)
Li Tie (李铁)
Chen Shaohua (陈少华)
Ai Xiaoming (艾晓明)

Guangxi Province:
Jing Chu (荆楚)
Li Xiaolong (黎小龙)

Yunnan Province:
Wei Wanying (魏文英)
Zhang Zhengxiang (张正祥)
Liu Zhengshan (刘正善)
Wang Yuwen (王玉文)

Guizhou Province:
Chen Xi (陈西)
Du Heping (杜和平)
Liao Shuangyuan (廖双元)
Xu Guoqing (徐国庆)
Chen Defu (陈德富)
Zhang Zhongfa (张重发)
Wang Yuwen (王玉文)
Shen Youlian (申有连)
Han Xin (汉心)

Hunan Province”
Xie Fulin (谢福林)
Li Dongzhuo (李东卓)
Zhang Shanguang (张善光)
Li Deming (李德铭)
Wang Fengzhi (万凤芝)
Liu Jianan (刘建安)
Chen Zuoyong (陈作勇)

Hubei Province:
Liu Yiming (刘逸明)
Su Zuxiang (苏祖祥)
Yao Lifa (姚立法)

Shaanxi Province:
Du Yilong (杜义龙)
Zhang Jiankang (张鉴康)
Yang Hai (杨海)
Zhao Changqing (赵常青)
Wu Qi (吴起)
Yang Hai (杨海)

Jiangxi Province:
Xu Gaojin (徐高金)

Jiangsu Province:
Lu Wen (陆文)

Hebei Province:
Li Jinfang (李金芳)

Shandong Province:
Li Changyu (李昌玉)

Sichuan Province:
Liu Zhengyou (刘正有)
Liu Xianbin (刘贤斌)
Chen Wei (陈卫)

Heilongjiang Province:
Zhao Jingzhou (赵景洲)
Chen Huijuan (陈惠娟)

For more information, please see:

Liu Xiaobo under Residential Surveillance at Undisclosed Location (January 2, 2009)

Police Summon Beijing Intellectual Zhang Zuhua, China Continues Crackdown on Charter 08 (December 29, 2008),

Crackdown on Charter 08 Widens as More Activists are Interrogated and Intimidated (December 16, 2008),

Chinese Government Responds with a Crackdown on Activists for Commemorating 60th Anniversary of UDHR (December 10, 2008),


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