China: Hao Wu Held Without Charge: Global Voices Northeast Asia editor, blogger, and filmmaker Hao Wu still has not been charged or given access to a lawyer. We still don’t know where he is.
Committee to Protect Journalists: CPJ demands release of filmmaker and blogger Wu Hao: Wu, a Chinese citizen who returned home in 2004 after living in the United States since 1992, was working on a documentary about unregistered Christian churches in China—a politically sensitive subject.
An earlier documentary, Beijing or Bust, dealt with young U.S.-born Chinese living in Beijing. Wu also wrote under the name Beijing Loafer in his blog, also called Beijing or Bust, which is censored in China. Wu uses the name Tian Yi when writing for the U.S.-based international bloggers’ network Global Voices.
On February 24, Wu’s editing equipment and several videotapes were removed from the apartment in Beijing where he had been staying. News of his detention was made public with his family’s permission only after attempts by his friends and relatives to obtain his release failed.
Wu has been able to phone his family several times and his roommate once since his arrest, but judging from the tone of the conversations he was not able to speak freely, friends said. They suspect he is being held somewhere in Beijing.
update: Hao Wu Released