Hu Jia: Sort of Free

Hu Jia has been released from jail. On Sunday, his wife Zeng Jinyan told Reuters that she did not know when Mr. Hu might be able to speak publicly, writes the New York Times, which also quotes Hu’s mother.

He returned home before dawn on Sunday, the Huffington Post quotes a tweet from Zeng. “Safe, very happy. Needs to recuperate for a period of time”, she wrote.

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4 Responses to “Hu Jia: Sort of Free”

  1. Joshua Rosenzweig from the HK based Dui Hua Foundation gave a very good interview with Al Jazeera, in which he gave a very good sum up of the immediate future facing the Hu family. In short, we should continue to keep an eye on them to make sure they’re not turning into Chen Guangcheng or Liu Xiaobo’s wife Liu Xia. They have been completely cut off from any contacts with outside world. Here is a link to Joshua’s interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOmJeZHq3Ao&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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  2. Hu Jia’s release from prison was al-Jazeera’s top headline this morning, but I’m not sure if the correspondent’s remark about “home detention” or “soft surveillance” will extend to Hu’s and Zeng’s daughter. I understand from an earlier comment of yours that she’s in Fujian, with Zeng’s parents?

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  3. Yes, their daughter is not with them. Ms Zeng said she’s now at a safe place. It’s quite certain that Hu Jia won’t be able to accept media interviews or take part in politically sensitive activities for at least 1 yr. The same applies to Ms Zeng, as she’s already been told. But I’m hoping they’ll be allowed to go out every now & then to meet friends, like what Ai Weiwei is doing at the moment.

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