He Weihua

He Weihua

Blog: http://www.boxun.com/hero/hewh/
Location: Hengyang, China
26° 53' 37.8204" N, 112° 34' 18.84" E
Status: Under Arrest
Arrested on 19 Jul 2007

He Weihua was forcibly confined to a psychiatric clinic in August 2007. His detention was prompted by an article he posted on the Boxun web site in July 2007, criticizing an arbitrary increase in the price of pork by the provincial authorities. He also predicted the imminent collapse of the Communist Party as a result of internal corruption.

After the article was posted, He Weihua received a judicial summons from the Public Security Bureau.

A local state security unit had raided and searched his home in Hengyang, Hunan province, in June, confiscating his laptop computer and warning that he would suffer dire consequences if he continued to write about human rights issues. He Weihua's blog contains many investigative reports and comments critical of the authorities.

August 2007 was not the first time He Weihua had been mistreated by the authorities. In December 2004, members of the State Security Bureau gave him injections against his will during a period of confinement at a psychiatric facility. And in September 2006, he was run down by a motorcycle, whose rider warned him not to continue his human rights activities.

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