Why Did China Block the BBC From Visiting Activist Hu Jia? (Video)

During the APEC summit, BBC reporter Martin Patience tried to visit activist Hu Jia, who was under house arrest, but was turned away.

However, the video captured Hu holding a yellow umbrella and ribbon.

Though not allowed to speak, Hu just told the world his position on the movement in Hong Kong.

Hu Jia has been committed to such movements in China as pro-democracy, human rights, environmentalist, and anti-HIV/AIDS. In 2008, he was sentenced to three-and-a-half years after being charged with “inciting subversion of state power.” He had pleaded not guilty at his trial, drawing a lot of international attention. In the same year, he was awarded the Sakharov Human Rights Prize of the European Parliament in recognition of his contribution to human rights. He was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for many years.


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