Fu Xiancai was seriously injured last week after meeting Public Security Bureau officials in Hubei province, US-based Human Rights in China said.Phillip, over at the best Google-watch blog Google Blogoscoped also picks up the story, and puts a Google spin on it in light of the recent censorship wranglings.
He is now in hospital with a broken neck and is paralysed from the shoulders down, the group said.
Mr Fu has highlighted the plight of people moved to make way for the dam.
Human Rights in China said the attack occurred shortly after Mr Fu was summoned to the Public Security Bureau to discuss an interview he gave to a German TV station about the dam.
Search for the Chinese name of the Dam and you’ll find Google agreed to partly censor the results in China – the same is true searching for “Fu Xiancai”. Apparently, the Chinese government is afraid of criticism and tries to influence whoever it can in their censorship efforts. Based on government requests, sites like HRIChina.org who now report on Fu Xiancai have been completely removed by Google China.