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China: Calling Guo Baofeng back home for dinner!

Categories: Activism, China

Blogger Peter Guo Baofeng, or amoiist, has been detained for more than a week by Mawei police in Fujian. According to twitter report (locked), the Mawei police asked the six detainees, including Peter Guo, to sign a confession and admit committing the crime of defamation and spreading rumors in order to exchange for their release.

Moreover, the Mawei police contacted Guo's family (father and sister) yesterday (July 23) afternoon to go to the police station and persuade him to sign the confession. However, the police did not allow the family members to meet Peter directly, instead, they were asked to write a persuasion letter. Guo replied with a written paper insisted that he did nothing wrong and refused to make any confession. He then asked his sister to mail him some clothes and cash.

Despite the fact that human rights lawyers were offering help, Peter Guo's father and uncle refused to appoint lawyers, partly because of economic reasons, partly because they disagreed Peter's way of criticizing the police authority in the Yan Xiaoling's suspected gang rape case. Fortunately, the latest news from human rights lawyer, Liu Xiaoyuan said that upper rank leader has finally approved lawyers’ visit in Mawei police station next Monday.

Meanwhile, Peter's twitter friends are mobilizing netizens to make noise, such as posting a sticker: Guo Bofeng, your mother is calling you back home for dinner! at their blogs:

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Some suggest to send postcards to: Guo Baofeng, Cell 205, No.2 Detention House, Cangshan district, Fuzhou, Fujian, China 350018 (福州仓山区城门樟岚村下董自然村福州市第二看守所205仓郭宝锋收,邮编:350018), so as to tell the Mawei police that the world is watching the case.

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