Liao Yiwu falls victim to latest crackdown on cyber-dissidents

first_img Organisation China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Help by sharing this information News December 19, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Liao Yiwu falls victim to latest crackdown on cyber-dissidents ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today voiced its outrage at the arrest of writer and poet Liao Yiwu, the latest cyber-dissident to fall victim to the current crackdown by the Chinese authorities. Liao was arrested yesterday morning by officers of the public security ministry at his home in Chengdu, in the southwest province of Sichuan. Officials have not yet said why he was arrested.Calling for his immediate release, Reporters Without Borders said the arrest was clearly designed to silence a writer who has already been banned from publishing his work. The Internet had become his last resort for communicating his ideas. His arrest brings the number of detained cyber-dissidents to at least 35.Aged 42, Liao began posting his writing on the Internet after the publication ban was imposed. He was previously sentenced to four years imprisonment in 1990 for circulating a clandestine video entitled “The Massacre” on the 1989 democracy movement. Following pressure from the US authorities, he was released for “good conduct” in 1994, one month before completing his sentence.Thereafter, he resumed his activism and went back to writing about China’s social reality, in particular about the sensitive issues of poverty and social inequality, thereby becoming a regular target for harassment by the authorities. In November, he was one of around 200 democracy activists who signed an open letter address to the Communist Party’s XVI Congress calling on its leaders to retract their condemnation of the 1989 Tiananmen Square movement. At least four other signatories of this letter have been arrested in recent weeks. News June 2, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Follow the news on Chinalast_img read more

The Wood Brothers Deliver Soul-Filled Performance At The Fillmore [Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images The Wood Brothers are truly something special. The band, comprised of brothers Chris and Oliver Wood with multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix, continue to captivate with soulful performances of music steeped in the Americana tradition. They certainly captivated fans at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA earlier this week, playing the renowned concert venue and bringing their best to the stage. After an opening set from the Shook Twins, it was a non-stop celebration with the Brothers, bringing a bounty of original music to the Northern California venue. They encored with fan favorites “Luckiest Man” and “One More Day,” sending folks home smiling after a long night dancing.Check out the setlist and a full gallery below, courtesy of Christopher Baldwin.last_img read more