Top Chinese abolitionist receives threats
According to the Hong Kong based organisation China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group (CHRLCG), Teng Biao was taken away by the Beijing Public Security Bureau and interrogated about his articles and interviews he gave to journalists. Teng Biao was reportedly bundled into a vehicle and hooded as he arrived home from work on Thursday 6 March and released 41 hours later on Saturday 8 March.
The WCADP is particularly concerned that this incident took place just after it published an interview of Teng Biao in which he called for the abolition of the death penalty in China.
The WCADP is calling on the Chinese authorities to conduct a full and impartial investigation into this incident, and to ensure that the rights to freedom of opinion and expression of Mr Teng Biao and other human rights activists in China are fully respected.