Three Gorges Probe

China Three Gorges activist beaten – rights group

Reuters

June 13, 2006

China Three Gorges activist beaten – rights group Beijing: A Chinese activist who has spent years petitioning over resettlement terms for those displaced by the giant Three Gorges Dam was beaten up just after being called in by police, a rights group said on Tuesday.

Human Rights in China said it was the latest in a string of attacks against Fu Xiancai, who has been petitioning since the 1990s for better compensation for the more than 1 million flooded out of their homes by the dam. …

Activists also say dams in the southern province of Fujian exacerbated flooding there when operators opened the floodgates of 10 reservoirs without adequate warning. …

Dam operators opened the floodgates on June 6 when reservoir levels rose too high, sending torrents of water into the Hetongxi valley in Fujian’s Pingnan county, said environmental think-tank Probe International. …

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