Update as of 5 January 2016 on suppression against Chinese Labour NGO activists
【Zeng’s case said to put to procuratorate
Protests reached highest in number despite suppression】
Seven labour NGO activists who were arrested or lost contact since 3 December remained detained for more than one month. Family members and lawyers have not been able to reach them. Lawyers assisting Zeng Feiyang yesterday confirmed that Zeng’s case was taken to the procurators and the court procedures has presumably started.
On New Year’s Day, there were many speeches on new year wishes demanding the release of the seven Labour NGO activists on the Internet from the Mainland. On that day, the husband of Zhu Xiaomei went to the detention center and inquired whether the money deposited in the center has been used. He found out that she only used $150. Family members of Zeng was told that he used only $70. Both families are worried that the detainees were subject to interrogations or were transported to other places, thus unable to use the sum.
On 3 January, three scholars expertised on labour and law published an article on Washington Post, criticizing the government’s act. According to China’s Labour Bulletin, despite suppression, 2015 December has recorded a highest number of protests, totaling 393 times that month.