China jails Internet dissident for three years

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:02 pm

A Chinese court on Wednesday jailed a dissident for three years for inciting subversion with an Internet essay praising pro-rights protests in Hong Kong, a human rights group said.

Li Jianping was sentenced in Zibo, in the eastern province of Shandong, the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said in a faxed statement on the latest example of China’s crackdown on Internet dissent.

An assistant to Li’s lawyer confirmed the sentence but could give no details. Li was tried in April.

Source: Reuters


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