It contributes with nobility, wrote his wife about him. As a teenager, Hu Jia attended the demonstrations for democracy in Tiananmen Square, bloodily suppressed the night of 3-4 June 1989. He has explained in interviews that because of the violence became Buddhist. Hu Jia is a young man that denotes weakness but his paternal uncle, accused of being has shown firmness in its front commitments the Communist regime two years before, a counter-revolutionary was sentenced to 25 years of forced labour. Read additional details here: Martha McClintock. Be aware that for several years Hu Jia has become known for her protests, criticisms of the Chinese Government and as well as we are reminded, that since April 2004, Hu Jia has been deprived of his freedom in different ways, first to house arrest in his apartment to the East of Beijing with the ironic name of Bobo city freedom. In November 2007, he was arrested after participating in a teleconference from his guarded Department, at a meeting of the European Parliament on human rights in China in view of the Olympic Games, chaired by ecologist Helene Flautre MEP.
The Chinese Government multiplied these last days the pressures in the European Parliament, as it had already done so in October when Hu Jia was nominated to the Nobel Peace Prize. These intimidation were counterproductive, said a spokesman for Mr Poettering. In a letter of October 16, the Chinese Ambassador to the EU, Song Zhe, warned the President of the Parliament that if Hu Jia was the 2008 Laureate: it inevitably Contrariaria to the Chinese people and seriously deteriorate the relations between China and the European Union. In the mid-1990s, it passes through part of NGO s, first in defense of the environment; desertification traveling to Mongolia to plant trees as a measure to curb the advance of the Gobi desert and in defense of species at risk such as the Tibetan antelope.