Chinese Government Releases Dissident Labor Activist Liu Jingsheng

November 29, 2004

After more than 12 years in prison, Liu Jingsheng, one of the founders of the Free Labor Union of China (FLUC), was freed November 29. His original sentence for "organizing and leading a counter-revolutionary organization," was to end in May 2007.

Now 50, Liu joined the 1978 Democracy Wall movement and, along with Wei Jingsheng, established the underground magazine, "Exploration." He was also one of the founders of the China Freedom and Democracy Party.