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China accuses peace prize supporter of subversion

China accuses peace prize supporter of subversion

Activists say a Chinese man has been detained on suspicion of subversion while handing out fliers about imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.
Many Liu supporters have reported police harassment, but the new case is more severe because a trial and prison sentence are possible.
Guo Xianliang is an engineer who writes online about democratic reform but is not a well-known activist. The China-based rights group China Human Rights Defenders said Wednesday he has not been in trouble before.
The rights group and fellow activist Ye Du said Guo disappeared Thursday while handing out fliers in the southern city of Guangzhou. They say police told his wife Tuesday he was being detained.
Police in Guangzhou had no immediate comment.


Updated : 2021-04-13 04:25 GMT+08:00