Amnesty International, a worldwide human rights organization, is making an appeal to release on two prominent activists, Zhang Lin and Liu Ping, detained in Chinese prison.
Daughter was refused education
Zhang Lin, a 50-year-old veteran of the 1989 pro-democracy movement had been imprisoned for over 13 years in prison and subjected to “re-education” in Labour camps. Last September, he was again sentenced to three and a half years of imprisonment for “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place”. For, in February 2013,
Zhang Lin had organized a protest, after the authorities prevented his 10-year-old daughter from attending school.
Denied heath care in prison
Liu Ping is an activist with the New Citizen’s Movement, which aims to promote government transparency and expose corruption.
She organized a demonstration demanding that high-ranking officials disclose their wealth and she was convicted of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” and sentenced to six and a half years imprisonment from June 2014. She had been tortured and is suffering from ailments in the prison. She had been denied medical examination or treatment.