Amnesty International released a document on April 30, 2007 titled “People’s Republic of China, The Olympics countdown — repression of activists overshadows death penalty and media reforms”. The report pointed out that the Chinese government uses detention and labor camp sat will to eliminate dissidents, including Falun Gong practitioners. The report updated the case of Bu Dongwei.
All eight were detained on 10 February by around 10 plainclothes police officers, for participating in an illegal gathering at the home of Liang Wenjian and Lin Zhiyong. The police also searched their home, and confiscated Falun Gong literature and their computer.
Bu Dongwei, also known as David Bu, was assigned to two-and-a-half years’ “Re-education through Labour” (RTL) on 19 June in connection with his activities as a member of the Falun Gong spiritual movement. He is detained at an undisclosed location, and Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience. He is at serious risk of torture or ill-treatment.