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17 were formally arrested in Chengdu
(5 - 13)Boxun News: On May 10th, the 17 leaders from independent labor union were formally arrested, all of them are charged with criminal offenses.
According to the reliable source, Mr. Wang, 38, a technician at Chengdu #2 Steel Pipe Factory, is charged for drug smugling. Mr. Nie, 35, a worker from Chengdu Plane Engine Factory, is charged for "making and spreading pornography items.
The source said that the government has issued a paper that asks to charge political activisits with criminal causes. This independent labor's union was founded in Octobor 1999, and was involved in many workers' strikes.
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Chengdu police arrested at least 17 labor union leaders