Rejection of Chinese Dissident Ni Yulan's Appeal

Press Statement
Victoria Nuland
Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 27, 2012

The United States is deeply concerned by the rejection of property and petitioner rights advocate Ni Yulan’s appeal contesting her and her husband Dong Jiqin’s April 2012 conviction on charges of creating a public disturbance. We are also concerned for Ms. Ni’s health and well-being, particularly in light of past abuses she has suffered. The United States government has long followed the courageous efforts of Ni Yulan and her husband on behalf of disadvantaged groups, and we call on Chinese authorities to release Ni Yulan and Dong Jiqin, and to cease any restrictions on the freedoms of their family members.

PRN: 2012/1231