China: Calling Guo Baofeng back home for dinner!

Blogger Peter Guo Baofeng, or amoiist, has been detained for more than a week by Mawei police in Fujian. According to twitter report (locked), the Mawei police asked the six detainees, including Peter Guo, to sign a confession and admit committing the crime of defamation and spreading rumors in order to exchange for their release.

Moreover, the Mawei police contacted Guo's family (father and sister) yesterday (July 23) afternoon to go to the police station and persuade him to sign the confession. However, the police did not allow the family members to meet Peter directly, instead, they were asked to write a persuasion letter. Guo replied with a written paper insisted that he did nothing wrong and refused to make any confession. He then asked his sister to mail him some clothes and cash.

Despite the fact that human rights lawyers were offering help, Peter Guo's father and uncle refused to appoint lawyers, partly because of economic reasons, partly because they disagreed Peter's way of criticizing the police authority in the Yan Xiaoling's suspected gang rape case. Fortunately, the latest news from human rights lawyer, Liu Xiaoyuan said that upper rank leader has finally approved lawyers’ visit in Mawei police station next Monday.

Meanwhile, Peter's twitter friends are mobilizing netizens to make noise, such as posting a sticker: Guo Bofeng, your mother is calling you back home for dinner! at their blogs:

amoiist-sticker

Some suggest to send postcards to: Guo Baofeng, Cell 205, No.2 Detention House, Cangshan district, Fuzhou, Fujian, China 350018 (福州仓山区城门樟岚村下董自然村福州市第二看守所205仓郭宝锋收,邮编:350018), so as to tell the Mawei police that the world is watching the case.

postcard

10 comments

  • Therese

    Bo==cantonese ;)
    Bao==mandarin :)

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  • Charles Liu

    The blooger was arrested for rumor mongering, which is what you are doing right here. They accused the police of not only covering up the gang rape, but also commiting the gang rape.

    While the autopsy showed Yan died of ectopic pregnancy, a leading cause of pregnancy.

    Yes, according to this article the case is consistent with ectopic pregnancy, a leading cause of pregnancy related death:

    http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/pregnancy/ectopic-pregnancy-4259.htm

    Here’s the report on what the police investigation found:

    http://news.qq.com/a/20090624/001399.htm

    And many people don’t realize removal of organ is standard autopsy procedure. Please Google “Rokitansky method” for details.

    So what is the case for accusing police of covering up gang rape [committed by by elephants appearantly]? The victim’s folopian tube is torn from rape not from ectopic pregnancy? Who is the unnamed hospital personnel?

    There’s absolutely no credible evidence to the allegation.

    And you “no right to fact check” is completely out of context. the police told the reporter they can’t divulge details (due to privacy reason), and they should ask the family:

    “公安局也可以不告诉记者,因为记者无权知道,让记者去找家属”

    “Gongan can’t tell the reporter, because reporters have no right to know, told the reporter to ask the family”

    The police never said reporters can’t fact check. Looks like you’re the one that needs to do some fact checking.

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