Dissidents Charged With Counterrevolutionary Crimes
BEIJING — THE following is a list of Chinese dissidents held in Beijing's maximum security Qincheng prison who have been charged since mid-November with ``crimes of counter-revolution'': Bai Nanfeng, economist and researcher at the think tank run by the State Commission for Reforming the Economic Structure. Detained shortly after the Tiananmen crackdown.
Bao Zunxin, liberal philosopher, researcher at the History Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Chen Xiaoping, assistant professor at the China University of Politics and Law. Expert on constitutional law, prominent advocate of reforming China's Constitution. Chen, who did not attempt to flee, was detained at the university cafeteria in June 1989. Internal party documents accused him of passing 20,000 yuan (about $3,824) from the private Stone Corporation to autonomous student and worker organizations during the movement.
Chen Ziming, head of the Beijing Social and Economic Research Institute, set up in 1987 as the first non-governmental social science think tank in China. After advanced studies in physics, Chen was an assistant researcher at the Philosophy Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Police detained Chen in Zhangjiang, Guangdong Province, in October 1989 after cracking part of an ``underground railroad'' by which dissidents were fleeing to Hong Kong. Chen's wife, Wang Zhihong, then seven months pregnant, was also detained.
Liu Gang, unemployed graduate student of Beijing University.
Liu Suli, lecturer at China University of Politics and Law. His family was notified of formal charges against him on Nov. 26.
Liu Xiaobo, controversial literary critic and lecturer at Beijing Normal University. Joined hunger strike in Tiananmen Square in the last days of the democracy movement. His family was reportedly notified of his formal arrest on Nov. 17.
Lu Jiamin, professor at the Institute of Trade Union Movements under China's official labor organization. An advocate of trade union autonomy, Lu worked to promote democratic aspirations among Chinese union cadres. He edited theoretical articles for Beijing Spring magazine during the 1979-80 Democracy Wall Movement, and was detained in July 1989. According to relatives, he has refused to write a self criticism in jail. His family was notified Nov. 30 of Lu's formal arrest on charges of ``counter-revolutionary propaganda and incitement.''
Wang Dan, Beijing University history undergraduate, prominent student leader. Topped government list of wanted students when arrested in July 1989. Rumored earlier to have been freed, but Chinese sources say authorities now view his conviction as necessary to ensure sentencing of other less visible dissidents.
Wang Juntao, deputy editor-in-chief of Economics Studies Weekly newspaper. Member of Beijing Social and Economic Research Institute. Graduate in physics from Beijing University. Worked as researcher under the Ministry of Nuclear Industry. Active in the anti-Mao Tiananmen Square protest of 1976, the Democracy Wall Movement of 1979-80, and the student protests of 1986 and 1989. Captured on Oct. 24, 1989, in Changsha, Hunan Province, as he tried to escape. His wife, Hou Xiaotian, was detained in November 1989 for five months, and has called for a fair and open trial for her husband.