Calgary woman gets a taste of Chinese justice…

Calgary woman gets a taste of Chinese justice… By Gillian Steward gsteward@telus.net/403-243-2265 Attn: Andrew Phillips/Editorial Page Editor/Toronto Star. Dec. 18 /2011 Karen Patterson remembers every detail of the day her husband was released from a Chinese jail after a severe beating, two trials, and almost a year in custody. Patterson, who has since returned toContinue reading “Calgary woman gets a taste of Chinese justice…”

A Year On After WU Yuren’s Illegal Detention – where is the case now?

Sneaking up on me like a snake in the grass, International Children’s Day is today and is a day of great celebration for our little friends all over China, if not the world. However, for our family, the memories resonate with the ‘anniversary’ of Wu’s illegal and unjustified detention, well, official detention. In fact, heContinue reading “A Year On After WU Yuren’s Illegal Detention – where is the case now?”

Update on Wu Yuren: Authorities Order Wu to Return home for ‘R&R’

Since his parole release on April 3rd, Wu Yuren has spent over a week and a half with his daughter in Beijing, while meeting with the authorities once a week, handing over his passport, and keeping a very low profile. However, Wu left last night on a train to Jiangsu province to visit his familyContinue reading “Update on Wu Yuren: Authorities Order Wu to Return home for ‘R&R’”

Wu Yuren tells daughter bed time stories …

Wu Yuren and his 6 yr old daughter tonight before bed discussing why some good people can be mistakenly detained by authorities. She is trying SO HARD to understand how and why her baba disappeared from her life for close to a year … priceless to over hear this.

Wu Yuren and a ‘guasha’ treatment – painted red!?

Took Wu Yuren today for a massage and guasha (traditional Chinese medicine, using oil on back and scrapping with a flat bone tool thing) session and he broke out like some one had slapped red paint all over his shoulders and back! Easy to see how this result could happen, given his beating almost aContinue reading “Wu Yuren and a ‘guasha’ treatment – painted red!?”

Beijing: One released, another detained … Important read.

Beijing: One dissident released, another detained Artist Ai Weiwei arrives to the Wenyuhe court to support fellow artist Wu Yuren during his trial in Beijing, November 2010 (photo/AP) There’s mixed news coming out of Beijing. Amidst an atmosphere of crackdown — as foreign journalists face greater restrictions on their activities — the artist Ai WeiContinue reading “Beijing: One released, another detained … Important read.”

Breaking News: Wu Yuren released on Parole, Still Pending Sentence

In light of the recent movements and decisions by Chinese authorities, this also comes as a bit of shock: Wu Yuren was released into family custody on Sunday April 3rd, 5pm in Huairou District of greater Beijing. He stayed with family in a local peasant hostel and returned to Beijing earlier today. Wu is outContinue reading “Breaking News: Wu Yuren released on Parole, Still Pending Sentence”

Chinese lawyers, activists missing for weeks, in severe crackdown on dissent

Wu Yuren’s lawyer, LI Fangping, quoted below in article about the disappearance of many ‘human rights’ lawyers in Beijing and other parts of China. Washington Post/World, Monday March 21, 2011 BEIJING — The last time the prominent Chinese lawyer Jiang Tianyong was seen or heard from, he was visiting his brother in a Beijing suburb.Continue reading “Chinese lawyers, activists missing for weeks, in severe crackdown on dissent”

Wu Yuren’s Incarceration Update

Still no word on Wu’s pending verdict and sentence, it has been almost two months since the completion of his trial (the trial had two parts, one on November 17th 2010 and on January 28th 2011). Thank you to all for your support and patience. Wu Yuren’s daughter, Hannah, is getting impatient these days moreContinue reading “Wu Yuren’s Incarceration Update”

Lawyer Visit Debrief, February 28th, 2011 – update!

As you know, the second part of the trial for Wu Yuren was on January 28th, 2011 at the Wenyuhe Courthouse, and it only took about one hour to ‘wrap up’ the entire court process (you can see the previous note written on the 28th of January). We were sort of hoping for some newsContinue reading “Lawyer Visit Debrief, February 28th, 2011 – update!”