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He Zongwang

He Zongwang


He Zongwang is a petitioner and human rights defender in Fuqing city, Fujian province. He participated in advocacy and public protests, including those aimed at raising awareness of social injustice and persecution of human rights defenders. He was detained several times in the past due to his activism.

China General Context

Chinese human rights defenders work across a wide spectrum of issues, engaging with rights violators on numerous levels. Many of China’s most prominent and most stringently prosecuted defenders have worked to protect the health and well-being of victims of physically harmful government and corporate practice, including forced abortion, food health scandals, environmental pollution, and corrupt or negligent government action leading to preventable loss of life.