Odious Debts

China ‘executes dam protester’

BBC News Online

December 7, 2006

The Chinese authorities secretly executed a man who took part in violent protests against a hydroelectric project in 2004, his lawyer said.

Chen Tao was among tens of thousands who demonstrated against the Pubugou dam in Sichuan province. Locals say the dam will displace 100,000 people. The protests turned into a riot which left a policeman dead. Mr Chen was found guilty of killing the policeman. Mr Chen’s lawyer, Ran Tong, said he had not been allowed to attend his appeal. … Read the full story [PDFver here] .

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