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My Hunger Strike Statement

May 18, 2016

Wang Lihong, Beijing activist and participant in the “Save Guo Feixiong” Hunger Strike relay says in her "Hunger Strike Statement":

Today I fasted for 24 hours, in a personal action that is insignificant, powerless, and even helpless . . . . [But] if we all use these seemingly insignificant acts to pay tribute to Guo Feixiong, and to all other prisoners of conscience who are or were previously in jail for their contributions to social progress—we can protest the evil deeds used to persecute them! Please believe that this has power! Our voices will be heard, and our perseverance will be seen; the vision of freedom that we have yearned and fought for will become closer and closer.

On March 21, 2011, Wang Lihong was detained on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking troubles," and sentenced to nine months for the same crime in September of that year.  The authorities accused Wang of causing disorder in a courtroom and traffic confusion after she organized netizens to go to the Mawei District People’s Court in Fujian to observe the trial of three netizens on April 16, 2010.