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Rights Activist Intercepted by Chinese Police at Shanghai Airport and Lost Contact With Outside World

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Rights Activist Intercepted by Chinese Police at Shanghai Airport and Lost Contact With Outside World

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Renowned Chinese rights activist Guo Feixiong (pseudonym) was en route to Shanghai Pudong Airport on Jan. 28 when he was intercepted by Chinese police and prevented from travelling to the United States to care for his wife, who is about to undergo chemotherapy. Guo immediately announced that he would go on an indefinite hunger strike in a show of protest. However, after Guo was taken away by the authorities, he lost contact with the outside world. Known as the “civil rights hero,” Guo Feixiong, whose real name is Yang Maodong, is also a lawyer and independent writer in China. Despite being jailed for his activism, Guo is committed to pursuing constitutional democracy. Guo, 54, is a resident of Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province. On Jan. 28, he left Guangzhou for the United States so he could be with his wife, who needed urgent care after undergoing surgery for …

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