Freelance writer jailed

The BBC and the AP have reported on the arrest of freelance journalist and Internet essayist Liu Shui, who has been sentenced without trial to two years of “custody and education” in Shenzhen. The original news release from the Committee to Protect Journalists is here.

Many of Liu Shui’s writings (in Chinese) are available here. One of his most recent articles includes an interview with family members of the New Youth Study Group, four young men who are serving long sentences for their Internet writings on political and social reforms. He also wrote in support of the Tiananmen Mothers, a group of women whose relatives were killed in the June 4, 1989 military crackdown.

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