Grandmothers Sentenced to Reeducation Labor Camp Say They Are Not Afraid
Wu Dianyuan, 79, and Wang Xiuying, 77, were told they might have to go to reeducation labor camp because they were "disturbing the public order" for applying for a protest permit during the Olympics.
The two women wanted to protest their eviction from their homes in 2001 because they believe they were not properly compensated. The temporary housing provided by the developer that kicked them out does not have electricity and is leaking.
Other applicants have been detained or have disappeared but the women said they are not afraid and will continue to fight for their rights.
On Friday morning, our news assistant Crissie Ding and I went to visit the two women and Wang's daughter, 48-year-old Wang Fengxian, at their homes in eastern Beijing.
Here is the Washington Post story about the women.
--Ariana Eunjung Cha
August 22, 2008; 1:30 PM ET
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