LRCCS Exclusive: Wang Zheng shares thoughts on release of feminist activists

Wang Zheng Associate Professor of Women's Studies and History Associate Research Scientist, Institute for Research on Women and Gender

Wang Zheng

Associate Professor of Women's Studies and History

Associate Research Scientist, Institute for Research on Women and Gender

Only available to LRCCS Blog readers, Wang Zheng's immediate, candid reactions to the release of five women's rights activists Monday, April 13, 2015, after weeks in detention.

It is to my great relief that the authorities have decided to release the five feminists on bail. However, we insist that the police should drop all charges against the five rather than treating them as “suspects”, restricting their physical mobility and job opportunity, and deprive them of their freedom and rights as citizens. Our fight for their total freedom continues.

In the Chinese context, this is the first time that a group of detained social activists are released all at once. This decision suggests....

Read Wang Zheng's complete statement here.