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Monday, June 13, 2011

Human Rights Defender – Huang Qi (黄琦)

黄琦出狱,将继续 "与弱者同行" (Huang Qi Plans to Continue Work after Prison Release)
Deutsche Welle, June 11, 2011,,15147582,00.html

On June 10, Sichuan earthquake activist Huang Qi (黄琦) was released from a prison in Chengdu after completing a three-year term on the conviction of “illegal possession of state secrets.” Huang is known for the help he provided to the victims of the May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan and for publicizing the plight of the parents who lost their children in the disaster. After his release, he stated his desire to continue his rights defense work.
Related information:
Earthquake Activist Freed after Three Years in Prison; Other Rights Defenders to Be Released This Month
黄琦服刑三年后获释 另有其他三位维权人士本月将获释
Human Rights in China, June 10, 2011