Cyber Journalist Huang Qi and several associates have been held for more than a month in Chengdu, without access to lawyers or outside contact. The arrests follow criticism on his website 64Tianwang of corruption in the allocation of money following the May 12th earthquake.
Chen Xi, Liao Shuangyuan and Wu Yuqin were arrested on 8 July for investigating the death of a teenage girl in suspicious circumstances in the district of Wengan (in Guizhou province). The articles are part of a larger public campaign - most dramatically in a public demonstration by thousands of local people outside the local Public Security Bureau on June 28. The three activists have since been placed under house arrest.
Human rights activist Yuan Xianchen has been detained since 28 May for his part in collecting signatures for the “We want human rights not Olympic Games” petition
Police confiscated a camera and memory card from reporter Chen Yang of Hong Kong on 11 July in Beijing. At the time, she was taking photos of small investors protesting against the alleged embezzlement of 170 million Chinese yuan by China Commodity Spot Exchange President Guo Yuanfeng.
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