Housing rights activist Ni Yulan was released on October 5th, after serving two years and six months in Tiantanghe Women's Prison in Beijing. She has been reunited with her family, including her husband Dong Jiqin, who was released from prison on April 5th.
Thank you to more than 10,000 Canadians, and Amnesty International supporters worldwide who spoke out to press for her freedom.
This news is especially welcome following the very harsh treatment Ni Yulan has experienced at the hands of Chinese authorities.
Ni Yulan's story
Ni Yulan has defended people who have been forcibly evicted from their homes by housing developers across China esepcially in the leadup to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, when there was massive urban re-development and forced evictions.
She herself was also evicted, and watched her home get demolished shortly before the Beijing Olympic Games, when there was massive development and forced evictions.