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August 27, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
China has decided to be more forthcoming with information about imprisoned dissidents as a means of defusing criticism from Western countries, U.S. human rights activist John Kamm said here Wednesday.
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August 27, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
China has decided to be more forthcoming with information about imprisoned dissidents as a means of defusing criticism from Western countries, U.S. human rights activist John Kamm said here Wednesday.
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March 16, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A Tibetan Buddhist nun who spent 15 years in prison on political charges was allowed to leave China and flew to the United States on Wednesday, a U.S. activist announced. Phuntsog Nyidron was released from prison in 2004 but her movements were restricted, said John Kamm, executive director of the Dui Hua Foundation in San Francisco. The nun's departure comes ahead of a visit to Washington by Chinese President Hu Jintao.
WORLD
March 29, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A Tibetan nun thought to be one of China's longest-serving female political prisoners traveled to the United States, a U.S.-based activist said. Ngawang Sangdrol was accompanied by a U.S. diplomat, said John Kamm, president of the Dui Hua Foundation in San Francisco. She was imprisoned at 15 in 1992 for demonstrating against Chinese rule in Tibet.
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January 26, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
China has freed nine dissidents jailed without trial for their role in pro-democracy protests more than two years ago, an American human rights activist said. John Kamm, a Hong Kong businessman sometimes used by Beijing as a conduit for news about the fate of jailed dissidents, said the nine had been released since last November. The U.S.-based human rights group Asia Watch this month said more than 1,000 activists associated with the 1989 pro-democracy movement were still in jail.
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April 4, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The Chinese government has freed one of its longest-serving political prisoners, a Tibetan teacher. Tanak Jigme Sangpo, 76, was set free Sunday from Drapchi Prison in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, after nearly 19 years, said John Kamm, president of the San Francisco-based Dui Hua Foundation. Chinese officials said Jigme Sangpo was released on medical parole, Kamm said.
WORLD
March 1, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A jailed organizer of massive 2002 labor protests has been freed, in a sign that China might be considering a resumption of early releases for prisoners in response to foreign lobbying, a U.S.-based activist said. Xiao Yunliang's release comes as Chinese President Hu Jintao prepares to visit Washington in April. Xiao was released Thursday after his sentence was cut by 24 days, said John Kamm, executive director of the Dui Hua Foundation based in San Francisco.
WORLD
March 5, 2004 | From Associated Press
A democracy activist who helped organize the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests was released by China and arrived in the United States on Thursday. It was the third time in a week that Beijing acted on a case after lobbying from Washington, in what some believe are efforts to stave off a possible United Nations resolution condemning China on human rights issues. Wang Youcai, 37, a physicist, was given medical parole, said John Kamm, executive director of the Dui Hua Foundation, a rights group.
NEWS
April 4, 1993 | Reuters
China has released a Roman Catholic priest imprisoned since a 1989 army raid on a religious service, Hong Kong-based human rights activist John Kamm said Saturday. Authorities freed on parole Placidus Pei Ronggui, 59, from a labor camp in northeastern Hebei province on Wednesday, Kamm said.
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January 14, 2001 | From Associated Press
China has freed a schoolteacher and reduced the prison term of an accomplice jailed for splattering paint on Mao Tse-tung's portrait in Tiananmen Square during democracy protests 11 1/2 years ago, a human rights campaigner said Saturday. By defacing Mao's mammoth portrait, Yu Zhijian and Yu Dongyue symbolized popular anger at China's revolutionary old guard during the heady 1989 protests.
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April 4, 2002 | From Associated Press
The Chinese government has freed one of its longest-serving political prisoners, a Tibetan teacher, in a release a leading activist said was an attempt to please the United States. Tanak Jigme Sangpo, 76, was set free Sunday from Drapchi Prison in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, after nearly 19 years, said John Kamm, president of the San Francisco-based Dui Hua Foundation. Chinese officials said Jigme Sangpo was released on medical parole, Kamm said.
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