Amnesty International: Chinese prisoner of conscience Bu Dongwei released

After two long years of imprisonment and Amnesty International campaigning, Chinese
prisoner of conscience Bu Dongwei was finally released on 18 July 2008.

Bu Dongwei was serving time in a ‘re-education through labour’ facility for
allegedly possessing Falun Gong materials. For fear of again be detained or
harrassed in Olympic crackdowns, Amnesty International was unable to make public
the news of his release until now.

Your letters helped protect Bu Dongwei from abuse.

Bu Dongwei was sent countless letters from individuals across the world. He
was not allowed to keep them but was shown them by officials.

The former prisoner of conscience believes the international attention, including
from Amnesty International supporters, protected him during his ordeal, and
would like to thank those who took action on his behalf.

Thank you for your support of Amnesty International’s campaign for human rights
in China.

Your actions do make a difference!

Urgent action is needed for Chen Zhenping, a Falun Gong practitioner currently
imprisoned and being beaten, ill-treated and forced to work.

Please write a letter to Chinese authorities now.

Thank you again for your support.

All the best,
Sophie Peer
Campaign Coordinator
Amnesty International Australia

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Posting date: 22/Nov/2008
Original article date: 20/Nov/2008
Category: Media Report


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