Bu Dongwei

Bu Dongwei was released on July 18, 2008, approximately four months before the end of his term of re-education through labor in China. Bu Dongwei was serving a two-and-a-half year sentence in connection with his activities as a member of the Falun Gong movement, which is banned in China. He believes international attention, including Amnesty International’s campaign, protected him during his ordeal, and he thanked all Amnesty International activists who took action on his behalf and on behalf oft human rights in China. During the 2007 Global Write-a-thon, and continuing throughout 2008, Amnesty International activists aggressively campaigned for Bu Dongwei’s release.

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