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Uploaded on Feb 1, 2008
Prisoners in Freedom City, a documentary by Hu Jia and Zeng Jinyan, uploaded to YouTube without their permission.
03/01: Zeng Jinyan is staying strong! http://time-blog.com/china_blog/2008/... She's also been given her mobile phone back. Call her at your own risk, maybe even put some money in her (China Mobile) phone: (+86) 13810673273.
02/08: "Amnesty International is gravely concerned that the Chinese authorities are putting pressure on human rights activist Hu Jia to plead guilty to crimes against national security.
This comes on the day of the six-month countdown to the Beijing Olympics on 8 August 2008 and is the latest attempt by the authorities to silence domestic activists' public criticism of China's human rights record." http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_detail...
Today is first day of the Chinese New Year, and Zeng Jinyan and her nearly 3-month-old baby remain trapped at home with all communication to the outside world cut off, unaware of all the support they have.
It is unknown whether they have anything to eat. It is known that Hu Jia is being denied both access to a lawyer and medication for his life-threatening liver condition. Bloggers and petitioners have tried as recently as this week to bring food to Zeng's door but were not only denied entry, the food and supplies were not delivered, according to the state agents themselves. Last month one blogger sent Zeng a parcel of milk formula, but it was intercepted by police.
Journalist Ching Cheong has been released two years early on a five-year sentence for "spying"; great news in itself, now how about reversing the politicized charges against Hu Jia and numerous others. Like writer Lu Gengsong, himself just yesterday sentenced to four years in prison for state subversion.
Zeng's home address is #542, unit 5, tower 76, BOBO Freedom City, Tongzhou district, Beijing. BOBO Freedom City can be reached by taking buses #928 and 846, and there is also a direct bus from Guomao. Spread the word. Bring her baby formula at your own risk.