Yang Zaixin has been released - pulp mill project continues
we are thrilled to tell you that lawyer Yang Zaixin has been released! He arrived home on Thursday 13 September 2012 at 2pm.
He spoke on the phone with Red Forest Hotel director Mika Koskinen on Friday 14. September. According to Yang Zaixin, no court instance was willing to handle the made-up charges against him. - thus he had to be released after having spent 15 months in pretrial detention and house arrest. Yang Zaixin expressed his gratitude for all the support he has received. He plans to first take a little rest and then continue his work as lawyer.
Our first goal has been reached, and it is very much worth celebrating. However, we will keep this petition going with the remaining demands: to halt the pulp mill project in Beihai and compensate for the damage brought to the local people and the environment. Please continue to share it and send feedback to the shareholders of Stora Enso as well as the Finnish government. Thank you!