|Harry Wu was a tireless critic of China after he became an American citizen|
Wu had a very compelling story -- at the age of 23 in Shanghai he was accused of criticizing the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956 and being insufficiently supportive of Mao Zedong's regime.
He was forced into hard labour in farms, mines and prison camps for 42 years and was released three years after Mao died.
|A picture of Wu paraded on TV in 1995 after he was arrested|
A year later he returned to China undercover many times to expose prison conditions as well as the sale of organs from executed inmates. He was originally sentenced to 15 years in prison, but thanks to pressure by human rights advocates and then First Lady Hillary Clinton, Wu was released after 66 days.
|One of two books Wu wrote about China|