Zhao Shiying (better known by his pen name Zhao Dagong) had been taken from his home in the city of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, by police on 11 January. He has signed Charter 08, a proposal for fundamental legal and political reform in China that aims to achieve a democratic system that respects human rights
(UA 11/10) Great News! Pro-Democracy Writer, Zhao Shiying, Released in China!
Zhao Shiying, independent writer and detained signatory of Charter 08, was released and returned home on 25 January 2010. He remains under surveillance by police.