Posted by: mulrickillion | January 20, 2012

Chinese Writer Yu Jie Speaks Out on Abuse by Authorities

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Chinese dissident writer Yu Jie speaks to the media during a news conference at the National Press Club January 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong / Getty Images.

By Austin Ramzy, Global Spin – Time.com, Jan 19, 2012 —

Dissident Chinese writer Yu Jie held a press conference Wednesday in Washington, D.C., to describe the abuse that drove him to flee to the U.S. with his family last week. Yu, the author of more than a dozen books including the 2010 work China’s Greatest Actor: Wen Jiabao that was sharply critical of the country’s premier, says he came under extreme pressure after his friend and fellow dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010. He was put under house arrest, and on the eve of the Dec. 10 Nobel ceremony Yu says he was taken away by state security officers and beaten savagely, an experience he calls “the darkest moment in my life, ” according to a translation of Yu’s statement posted on the website of the activist group Human Rights in China. Excerpts of Yu’s chilling statement continue below. . . .

Chinese Writer Yu Jie Speaks Out on Abuse by Authorities | Global Spin | TIME.com

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