July 7, 2002
Organizing terrorist activities
Wang Bingzhang spent decades campaigning for democracy in China: publishing an underground, pro-democracy magazine, organizing a political opposition party, and working with other dissidents.
Even though authorities had barred Wang from entering China, he was abducted by Chinese agents while visiting Vietnam and secretly detained for eight months. After a half-day trial, he was convicted on trumped-up charges and sentenced to life in prison. Now at Guangdong Shaoguan Prison, Wang's physical and mental health is reported to be deteriorating rapidly.