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China: Hypocritical crackdown on anti-corruption campaigners

Headline Title:  China: Hypocritical crackdown on anti-corruption campaigners 21 January 2014 The Chinese authorities must immediately release prominent activist Xu Zhiyong, whose trial is due to start in Beijing on Wednesday, Amnesty International said.Xu Zhiyong wrote an article in May 2012, titled China Needs a New Citizens’ Movement, which is credited with spurring a loose network of activists who aim to promote government transparency and expose corruption.Several other activists are also due to be tried later this week in connection with the New Citizens Movement.“Instead of…

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