China Activist, Journalist & Blogger Lu Haitao –BBC Image
Lu Haitao Severely Beaten in May 2012 –Whats On Ningbo
(Taipei Times) Chinese Writer & Internet Journalist Lu Haitao asked the United States for political asylum while in Taiwan and was granted his request–the U.S. State Dept has however refused to confirm or deny the asylum request except to say that Lu Haitao and his wife have arrived into the United States and are residing in Washington, DC
Lu Haitao, formally a journalist with the Oriental Morning Post, was the fifth reporter in one month to have been beaten-up in Shanghai, suffering serious injuries.
Chinese dissident Hu Jia credits the United States offering a great deal of help in assisting Lu Haitao and his wife–asked if KMT President Ma Ying-jeou government in Taiwan was helpful, Hu would only say, “It went beyond not helping.”
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