China Jails Reporter Over Essays on Graft – Joe McDonald

From AP, via The Washington Post:

A Chinese reporter who posted essays on foreign Web sites criticizing the ruling Communist Party was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison on subversion charges, his lawyer said.

Meanwhile, a reporter who was convicted in a case that caused an uproar after Yahoo Inc. handed over e-mails to Chinese prosecutors has appealed and asked to be released to see a doctor, a human rights monitoring center said.[Full Text]

See also Journalist Li Yuanlong gets two years in prison for “subversive” Internet articles by Reporters Without Borders, CPJ condemns two-year prison sentence of journalist Li Yuanlong by Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporter jailed for subversion over essays on ruling party graft by South China Morning Post, China gives Web reporter two-year jail sentence by Reuters and the China Digital Space Li Yuanlong page .

July 13, 2006 4:48 PM
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