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China Sentences Elderly Would-Be Protestors To Labor Camp

Elderly Chinese Women Sentenced to Labor Re-education

Wu Dianyuan, Wang Xiuying Had Applied for Permission to Protest at the Olympics

By Ariana Eunjung Cha

Washington Post Foreign Service
Wednesday, August 20, 2008; 10:43 AM

BEIJING, Aug. 20 -- Two elderly women were sentenced to a year of labor re-education after they applied for permits to demonstrate during the Olympics against their 2001 eviction from their homes, according to the son of one of the would-be protesters.

Wu Dianyuan, 79, and Wang Xiuying, 77, went to Chinese police five times between Aug. 5 and Aug. 18 to seek approval to protest.

Officials at the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau did not approve or deny their applications during the first three visits. On the fourth visit, they were told that they would receive a year's punishment, until July 29, 2009, for "disturbing the public order."

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