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Hong Maoxian Welcomed by Villagers after Jail Release

August 6, 2012

On August 3, 2012, Henan rural rights activist Hong Maoxian (洪茂先) was released from prison after serving a one-year sentence on conviction of “obstructing official business” and “destroying public property.” Hong’s prosecution arose following a clash between police and villagers in Fushan Township, Shangcheng County, Henan Province in early January 2002. The local authorities opened investigation into the incident in 2011 after Hong began making plans to run as an independent candidate in the local people’s congress election. Hong was originally sentenced to three years in prison, and the sentence was reduced to one year on appeal. He is a veteran of the Sino-Vietnamese War (1979).

In this article (Chinese only), Cang Hai reports of the Fushan Township’s joyous welcome of Hong Maoxian upon his return to the village.


老少洒泪、热烈欢迎从监狱中回来的农民领袖

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2012年8月3日,人们纷纷来到公路上欢迎刚刚从监狱中归来的“罪犯”——群众公认的一个真共产党员洪茂先。他是因为2001年12月31日带领农民学习中共中央对农民的减负文件,遭到政法委组织100多警力的镇压,从而引发震惊中外的商城县伏山事件,事件中10多辆警车被彻底砸毁。

洪茂先刑满获释受到乡亲们热烈欢迎

10年后他被以妨害公务抓进监狱,虽然受到百般摧残仍坚贞不屈。后在信阳政法部门的亲自指挥下,10多年后又追加了一个毁坏公私财物罪。一审潢川县法院重判洪茂先3年徒刑,赔偿一辆警车的大约损失4万多元。

洪茂先不认为自己有罪,上诉到信阳中级法院。后中院自称在河南省的干预下,他们到看守所和洪茂先商量想判他一年,反正也关了洪11个多月了,也不要他赔一辆警车的大约损失了。就这样洪茂先被改判为1年。

8月3日,人们在自家门前的两边,铺上鞭炮、点上烟花、敲起锣鼓热烈欢迎这个从监狱中回来的好人,他们心目中的一个真共产党员。望着这个190多斤的特种兵壮汉,经一年的折磨,现在仅剩下130多斤,双腿已经变得畸形的对越自卫反击战英雄,不论是白发苍苍的老人、还是刚刚入学孩子都放声大哭。

山乡人民的欢呼声、痛哭声、骂喊声,让站在远远的、负责观察的伏山党委书记和政府官员一个个脸色变得铁青。

 洪茂先家的手机是:13839795573   15188251776

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