Women's Rights

Ye Haiyan, the campaigner for sex workers' rights who was confronted by protesters after her release by Bobai county police in Guangxi early yesterday. Photo: Mimi Lau

Gender rights activist Ye Haiyan freed then hounded by hostile crowd

A gender rights activist was released from detention in Guangxi yesterday morning only to be met by a protesting crowd and an eviction order. Ye Haiyan, the 38-year-old chairwoman of the China Grass-roots Women's Rights Centre was released at 7am after being detained since May 30.