China: Appeal for human rights activists detained in Shanghai
AI is calling on the Chinese authorities to release five human rights activists recently detained in Shanghai, where they are reported to be held without charge. All were members of a Human Rights Association formed in Shanghai last year, which was refused legal representation. The five are: Li Guotao, chairman of the Association; Dai Xuezhong; Lin Muchen; Yang Zhou; and Wang Fuchen. There are unconfirmed reports of the arrest of another dissident, Yang Qingheng, in Shanghai on 10 May but no further information is available about him.