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December 29, 2008 in The China Beat http://www.thechinabeat.org/
In late October, the European Parliament announced that it would award this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Hu Jia, an activist for HIV/AIDS and the environment currently imprisoned in Beijing. Hu and his wife, Zeng Jingyan, have been adept at using new media to share their message of human rights activism with an international audience, making Hu Jia better known outside China than inside it.
The award ceremony was held December 17. China has continued to protest the award.
Zeng Jingyan, who remains under surveillance at the couple’s apartment, accepted the award via video, subsequently posted on YouTube. Both installments of the video are below.