He Peirong

China- Update: Human rights defender Ms He Peirong released from police custodyposted on: 2012/05/04

On 4 May 2012, Ms He Peirong was released from police custody in her home city of Nanjing. She had been detained for seven days following her role in assisting fellow HRD Mr Chen Guangcheng's escape.

China: Fear for safety of Mr Chen Guangcheng and his family;fellow HRD Ms He Peirong remains missing and Ms Zeng Jinyan under house arrestposted on: 2012/05/03

On 2 May 2012, Mr Chen Guangcheng left the US Embassy in Beijing where he had taken refuge for six days following his escape on 22 April 2012 from nineteen months of strict and unlawful house arrest in his home province of Shandong.

Human rights lawyer Mr Chen Guangcheng escapes house arrest; brother and fellow human rights defender, Ms He Peirong, reportedly detainedposted on: 2012/04/27

Front Line Defenders would like to draw your attention to human rights lawyer Mr Chen Guangcheng's escape from house arrest and the detention of his brother, and fellow human rights defender, Ms He Peirong.

On 27 April 2012, it emerged that Chinese human rights defender and 'barefoot' lawyer Mr Chen Guangcheng had escaped the brutal house arrest which he and his family had been subjected to since his release from prison in September 2010. Chen Guangcheng's current whereabouts are unknown, although it has been stated by a reliable source that he is in a secure location. Chen Guangcheng is a blind, self-taught lawyer who has defended the rights of farmers, people with disabilities and women subjected to abuse. He was also active in exposing forced abortions and sterilizations in and around Linyi City in Shangdong Province.

A fellow human rights defender involved in Chen Guangcheng's escape, Ms He Peirong, released the news on a micro-blogging site on 27 April and was reportedly detained at her home in Nanjing city at approximately 11am that morning. There are no further details of her situation at present.