Skip to comments.Two Women Sentenced to ‘Re-education’ in China
Posted on 08/20/2008 8:30:48 AM PDT by reaganaut1
BEIJING Two elderly Chinese women have been sentenced to a year of re-education through labor after they repeatedly sought a permit to demonstrate in one of the official Olympic protest areas, according to family members and human rights advocates.
The women, Wu Dianyuan, 79, and Wang Xiuying, 77, had made five visits to the police this month in an effort to obtain permission to protest what they contended was inadequate compensation for the demolition of their homes in Beijing.
During their final visit on Monday, Public Security officials informed them that they had been given administrative sentences for disturbing the public order, according to Li Xuehui, Ms. Wus son.
Mr. Li said his mother and Ms. Wang, who used to be neighbors before their homes were demolished to make way for a redevelopment project, were allowed to return home but were told they could be sent to a detention center at any moment. Can you imagine two old ladies in their 70s being re-educated through labor? he asked. He said Ms. Wang was nearly blind.
At least a half dozen people have been detained by the authorities after they responded to a government announcement late last month designating venues in three city parks as protest zones during the Olympics. So far, no demonstrations have taken place.
According to Xinhua, the state news agency, 77 people submitted protest applications, none of which were approved.
The authorities, however, have refused to explain what happened to applicants who disappeared after they submitted their paperwork. Among these, Gao Chuancai, a farmer from northeast China who was hoping to publicize government corruption, was forcibly escorted back to his hometown last week and remains in custody.
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They are very lucky!
I'd love to go back to school!
Ah, the new China
This is the true face of China, regardless of what the MSM hacks try to convince us by way of the Olympics fiasco.
I’m sure I’ll be hearing about the need for my own reeducation soon........
the chinese care about education /s
Sure makes you glad we’re buying all that influence when we deal with the Chicoms doesn’t it?
Look on the bright side. Stuff at Wal-Mart just got a little bit cheaper.
Those women are “new hires”.
This is the world that Barak Obama and the left wants to bring to the United States.
And we flock to Walmart to buy products from this country? Are people ignorant or just stupid?
It wasn’t Obama over there kissing Chinese ass at the Olympics.
“This is the world that Barak Obama and the left wants to bring to the United States.”
They already have. They just call it “sensitivity training” and “rehab”
That's right, just keep speaking and Obamao will be there to put you in your place.
I’m still waiting for Juan McAmnesty to speak up about chinese weapons sales to our enemies. You know, those people killing our troops.
Ah,Obama’s dream for a new Amerika.
Walmart is not the only retailer to sell Chinese made products. Kmart, Home Depot, Lowes, and Target sell just as much stuff from China.
This is what we have to look forward under Obama. The Communist Party USA endorsed Obama for a reason.
The Chicoms probably had to demolish a couple of houses for the protest zone.
This was an intelligence test - self identify as a dissident and the state will adjust your attitude.
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