Name: Hu Shigen
Country/Area of Origin: China
Background: Hu is a famous democracy activist, and in 1989 he was active in the Tienanmen Square Protests prior to founding the China Free Democratic Party and the China Free Labor Union.
Reason for Arrest:
In July 2015, Hu was disappeared by CCP officials during a nationwide crackdown on human rights and democracy activists and lawyers. In January 2016, Hu’s family received an arrest notice stating that Hu was under investigation for “subversion of state power.” In is arrest notice there was also a photograph of Hu’s baptism.
- In November 2016, Hu was allowed to receive a visit from his family, who later on claimed that his health was becoming worse throughout his sentence.