Zhejiang Villagers Protest Against Flood Barrier's Removal
Yuyao City, Zhejiang Province is affected by Typhoon Fitow. On Oct. 9, police and local people clashed.
According to molihua.org, in the afternoon, several hundred villagers from Shengli village, Yuyao City blocked a road. They protested against officials removing the sandbag flood barrier. It caused the flooding to be even worse.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) sent masses of police over and villagers and police clashed. Police intended to arrest some protesters, but this fueled peoples' anger.
Yuyao City is affected by the storm, and the continuous rain. 70% areas of the city were flooded. Roads were closed, communication is impossible.
World Mental Health Day : Stop Using Mental Hospitals To Persecute Innocent People.
October 10 is World Mental Health Day.
Civil Rights & Livelihood Watch (CRLW) issued an open letter. The letter urges people to be concerned with the issue of people getting "forced treatment in mental hospitals". It refers to healthy people being persecuted and sent to mental hospitals to be tortured.
The letter said, in the last year, this phenomenon worsened.
According to CRLW's data, at least 1000 people were forced into mental hospitals. It includes, petitioners, people whose house were demolished, farmers whose lands were seized, and laid off workers. This problem exists in every city. People were held for days, months, or even held for 10 to 20 years.
The letter points out that mental hospital become assistants of human rights abusers. The law and human rights were violated by the so-called maintaining "stability".
Reporter Liu Hu Arrested For Online Exposure Of Corrupt Officials
On Oct. 10, Guangdong New Express journalist Liu Hu's family received a notice letter that Liu was under arrest. Liu's wife posted the letter on Weibo microblog.
Liu's defense lawyer Zhou Ze told Deutsche Welle, the allegation against Liu was for "improper expression". Liu reported several corrupt officials in the past, the regime adopted retaliation.
Netizens expressed their anger on Weibo: "Officials always support officials". Some people questioned: "People who exposed corruption are arrested, what's happen to the corrupt officials?" "Would one be punished for being honest like this?"
On July 29, investigative reporter Liu Hu posted on Weibo accusing Ma Zhengqi, deputy director of State Administration for Industry and Commerce, of dereliction of duty and for assisting other people to occupy the national assets. Prior to this, Liu accused Cui Yadong, acting president of Shanghai court of abusing his power. Liu also publicized someone's letter exposing the corruption of Du Hangwei, director of Sha'anxi Public Security Bureau.