Li Boguang

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Li Boguang
Li Boguang 2006 (cropped).jpg
Li Boguang in May 2006
Native name
李柏光
BornOctober 1968
Died26 February 2018 (aged 49) [1]
NationalityChinese
Alma materPeking University
OccupationLawyer, human rights activist
Known forTangshan protest
AwardsNational Endowment for Democracy – Democracy Award 2008
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Li.
Li Boguang
Chinese 李柏光

Li Boguang (Chinese: 李柏光; pinyin: Lǐ Bóguāng; October 1968 – 26 February 2018) was a Chinese legal scholar and human rights activist. He was the director of the Quimin Research Institute in Beijing.[3] Li supported farmers seeking compensation for confiscated farmland. He was arrested in 2004 following his involvement in the Tangshan protest.[4]

Li died on 26 February 2018 of liver cancer on 26 February 2018 at the age of 49.[5] His death has raised questions as to whether the Chinese government was responsible for his death.[6] His death has been compared to Liu Xiaobo.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Unul dintre cei mai duri critici ai regimului de la Beijing, mort în condiţii suspecte. Avea 49 de ani şi era un militant foarte activ" (in Romanian). 26 February 2018.
  2. "Li Boguang (李柏光) – China Human Rights Laywers Concern Group". China Human Rights Laywers Concern Group.
  3. "Chinese Police Harass Journalist Who Covered Tangshan Protest". Radio Free Asia.
  4. "China – "We could disappear at any time"" (PDF). Human Rights Watch. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  5. "陸人權律師李柏光突過世 國際組織指不尋常". CNA.
  6. Shepherd, Christian. "Death of Chinese rights lawyer raises suspicions".
  7. "Sudden Death of Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Raises Suspicions". Radio Free Asia.