64 Tianwang | Imprisoned in China | September 17, 2017

Job:Internet Reporter
Beats Covered:Corruption, Human Rights, Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Length of Sentence:Not Sentenced
Reported Health Problems:Yes

Police in the Shuangliu District of Chengdu city, Sichuan province, arrested Li, a volunteer journalist for the independent human rights news website 64 Tianwang, while she was waiting to be transferred to a hospital for liver surgery on September 17 on charges of "picking quarrels and provoking troubles," according to news reports.

Li has been a vocal advocate for 64 Tianwang founder Huang Qi's release. According to Radio Free Asia, Li was accompanied by Huang's mother Pu Wenqing at the hospital when police detained her.

As of late 2017, CPJ was unable to determine where Li was being held or whether she had received any treatment at the detention facility. An officer at Shuangliu Police Station refused to comment on the case over the phone when CPJ called for information.

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