"> Name: Chinese student arrested for dissident opinions

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Asia

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumElectronic Media

Artist: Liu Di

Confronting Bodies: Chinese government

Date of Action: November 2002

Specific Location: Beijing, China

Description of Artwork: Liu Di was known to write and distribute articles critical of the Chinese government on her internet chat room. She has suggested that her readers "ignore government propaganda and live freely."

Description of Incident: Lui was arrested in November 2002 at her university, Beijing Normal University. She was denied access to legal counsel and her home and computer were searched for evidence. According to Human Rights Watch, chinese officials told Lui Di's parents that she was arrested for "being detrimental to state security."

Results of Incident: Lui Di was released from prison in December 2003, on the eve of President Hu Jintao's visit to the United States.

Source: The New York Times

Submitted By: NCAC

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