More than a dozen detained in Chinese witch-hunt for Xi-critical letter author
- After a letter calling for President Xi Jinping’s resignation was published by Wujie News, Chinese security forces detained four members of the staff.
- The secret detentions have expanded to suspected writers and their families, though all have denied writing the letter and knowledge of its origins.
- After a period of silence, Wujie has returned to publishing, although only articles from the main state-run news agencies now appear.
“China Said to Detain Several Over Letter Criticizing Xi” (The New York Times)
“China ‘detained 20 over Xi resignation letter’” (BBC)
“People ‘taken away’ as investigation into letter calling for Xi resignation widens” (The Washington Post)
(Image Credit: Damir Sagolj/Reuters, via The New York Times)