Name: Hu Shigen

Age: 53

Duration of Incarceration: Sentenced to 20 years in September 1992

Crime: Established pro-democracy party and planned public memorials to commemorate the Chinese government's violent suppression of democratic protests in 1989.

Factoid: Hu has reportedly been beaten so heavily in prison that his right hand is now permanently disfigured.

More information: Human Rights In China

--James Martin