Buddhist Monk Shengguan Prevented From Attending Human Rights Conference

December 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/HRIC


Human Rights in China has learned from Master Shengguan, a Buddhist monk and former political activist also known as Xu Zhiqiang, that he was barred on December 9, from traveling to attend a “Human Rights Day” conference in Guizhou.

Four state security personnel prevented Master Shengguan from boarding his flight to Guizhou at Shenzhen International Airport on the morning of December 9.

After they interrogated him for approximately three hours at the airport’s police station, the officers took him to a hostel in Shenzhen, where he is reportedly still being interrogated.