Wang Jing, 64 Tianwang
Medium:Internet
Charge:Retaliatory
Imprisoned:December 10, 2014

Wang, a volunteer journalist for the independent human rights news website 64 Tianwang, was arrested on December 10, 2014, while photographing protesters near the Beijing headquarters of the state-run broadcasting agency China Central Television, according to news reports that cited Huang Qi, founder and editor of the website. Wang, who is being held on accusations of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," was denied bail on May 30.

In March 2014, Wang was detained by Chinese authorities after she and two other volunteer journalists published a report on 64 Tianwang about an attempted self-immolation and the defacing of a portrait in Tiananmen Square, news reports said. On that occasion she was held on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" but released on bail about a month later, the reports said. She was not formally charged at the time.

Wang is in poor health and her condition has worsened in custody, according to Radio Free Asia. She was beaten repeatedly by local police and force-fed after she staged hunger strikes to protest her mistreatment, her lawyer told the Hong Kong-based group Chinese Human Rights Defenders.

Wang is being held at a detention center in Jilin City, Jilin province, according to Chinese Human Rights Defenders. Wang's case is still under investigation and, as of late 2015, she had not been charged, according to 64 Tianwang.

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