Internet Dissident on Trial

A prominent internet activist was set to go on trial in China on Tuesday, as the government appeared undeterred by recent difficulties it had encountered in battling cyber-dissents through the courts.

Jiang Lijun, who was detained in November last year and later charged with “incitement to subvert state power,” would be tried in a closed court session at the Beijing No 2 Intermediate People’s Court, a court official told reporters.

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