Bu Dongwei was serving a 30-month sentence in connection with his activities as a member of the Falun Gong spiritual movement, which is banned in China.

Bu Dongwei believes international attention, including Amnesty International's Global Write-a-thon campaign, protected him during his ordeal, and he thanked all Amnesty International activists who took action on his behalf and on behalf of human rights in China.

Join this year's Global Write-a-thon to protect the human rights of others at risk of severe human rights abuses.

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