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Li Wei

Li Wei

New Citizens Movement
The Telegraph Report

Chinese activists face jail as crackdown continues

Li Wei is a human rights defender who was closely involved with the New Citizen's Movement, a loose collection of individuals who campaigned for greater transparency among Chinese Communist Party officials, greater equality within the education system as well as for Constitutional Government.


Chinese HRDs face intimidation, harassment, house arrest, abductions, torture and imprisonment. They also work under very restrictive legislation, including laws which criminalize all unauthorized demonstrations and require government sponsorship for NGO registration, which is refused to any organisation touching on human rights issues.