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China: Dissidents detained since 1992: political trials and administrative sentences

, Index number: ASA 17/005/1994

This document describes the cases of several dozen dissidents who have been detained in China since 1992. Some are still awaiting trial after being held for over 18 months without access to their families; others have been sentenced in 1993 to terms of imprisonment after unfair trials or to terms of admininstrative detention imposed without trial. Many of the dissidents were arrested on suspicion of having connections with banned underground groups such as: The Liberal Democratic Party of China; The China Progressive Alliance; The Free Labour Union of China; and the Social Democratic Party of China. Details are given of some 16 people awaiting trial in Beijing and of other dissidents facing trial in various provinces. Also provided are details of dissidents tried in 1993 and of sentences imposed without trial.

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