Zhejiang Hangzhou dissident Zhu Yufu, who has been repeatedly persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities and frequently monitored and detained, recently received a “notice of restoration of political rights”, which has sparked heated debate among netizens.
Zhu Yufu, one of the founders of the China Democratic Party (CDP), has been repeatedly suppressed and detained by the authorities, and has been repeatedly convicted of “subversion of state power”.
Chinese human rights lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan recently tweeted a “Notice of Restoration of Political Rights” issued by the Hangzhou Public Security Bureau to Zhu Yufu, which states that Zhu Yufu was sentenced on March 5, 2011, to seven years in prison with three years of additional deprivation of political rights from March 4, 2018, to March 3, 2021, and that the execution period has now expired. restoration of political rights.
Liu Xiaoyuan tweeted, “This is the first Time we have seen this “notice of restoration of political rights.
According to the report, deprivation of political rights is an additional penalty under the CCP’s criminal law, and is commonly imposed upon conviction, but the document releasing this penalty and restoring rights is less well known.
Outsiders argue that the restoration of political rights is arguably meaningless in China’s own politically repressive environment.
In response, netizens have left comments mocking “This is the biggest joke I’ve seen this year. There is nothing else like it”, “The political power of the country is zero, and when you are punished by the government, it is reduced to a negative number, and you can be disposed of and bullied at will. To restore political rights is to restore to zero status.” The government’s political power was originally zero. , “The extreme humor of the Communist regime”, “China was deprived of political rights at birth”, “Do we have political rights?” .
Zhu Yufu, in his early 70s, was one of the founders of the Hangzhou Democracy Wall Movement in the 1970s and has been imprisoned several times, including in the 1990s for “subversion of state power” for distributing a “public declaration on the establishment of the Zhejiang Preparatory Committee of the Chinese Democratic Party”. He was imprisoned several times, including in the 1990s for “subversion of state power” for distributing the “Public Declaration on the Establishment of the China Democratic Party Preparatory Committee in Zhejiang. On March 4, 2018, Zhu Yufu was released from prison after completing his sentence.