Leo Timm and Lu Chen | Epoch Times
[caption id="attachment_3266" align="alignleft" width="300"] Fellow activists visit Li Wangyang, far left
(Photo courtesy of CHRD, Chinese Human Rights Defenders)[/caption] When a Chinese woman tried to visit the tomb of a famous dissident this April, she was unlawfully seized by state security and locked in a hotel basement for nine days. Released on the tenth day, she is now putting together a lawsuit to take on the regime’s formidable internal security apparatus. On April 2, Huang Lihong travelled to the city of Shaoyang, Hunan Province, to visit the grave of Li Wangyang, a dissident known for his role in the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. Huang was arrested along with another 13 people, according to China Human Rights Defenders, a non-governmental organization. Huang submitted a complaint to the court to sue state security on April 23 for their illegal use of detention. It is the first time in mainland China that anyone has publicly challenged the security forces through legal action.