CCP Advocate Indicted By U.S. Federal Grand Jury For Prosecuting Pro-democracy Individuals

According to U.S. Justice Department official release, on January 10th, a People’s Republic of China (PRC) national student from Berklee College of Music has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Boston. The student, named Xiaolei Wu, was accused of stalking and threatening a pro-democracy individual who posted fliers in support of democratic progress in China.

According to official release, on October 22nd, 2022, an individual was posting fliers saying “Stand with Chinese people,” and “We Want Freedom,” as well as “We Want Democracy” in Berklee College of Music area. Approximately from October 22nd and October 24th, 2022, Wu made a series communication with the victim through WeChat, E-mail and Instagram. In addition, Wu was also accused of recruiting others to seek out the victim’s residence, and attempted to publicize the victim’s E-mail address, hoping to attract more people to harass the victim.

Rachael Rollins, United States Attorney, said that “The Department of Justice will always defend the right to engage in free speech and political expression,” she continued, “We will not tolerate threats, harassment or any other repression attempts against those peacefully promoting their ideas, doing their jobs, or expressing their opinions. Freedom of speech is a constitutional right here in the United States and we will protect and defend it at all costs.”

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