Chinese Court Sentences Dissident – AP

From AP:

A veteran of China’s 1989 pro-democracy movement was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison after writing Internet essays critical of the communist government, a monitoring center said.

(李建平) was convicted of by a court in the eastern city of Zibo in Shandong province, the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said. Li was detained in May 2005, according to his family.

Li, who operated a medical supply company, had posted essays online that criticized the government over issues including efforts to enact an anti-subversion law in Hong Kong, the Information Center said.
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See report from RFA: “Shandong Writer Li Jianping Charged With Inciting Subversion“, which says, “…Li Jianping’s wife Xu Hui said the indictment of Li Jianping accused him vaguely that his 31 oversea-published articles attacked the Chinese regime. But the indictment does not specify which articles. Most of Li’s article were published in many Chinese overseas websites like Boxun. There are more than a hundred articles were found, some of which have criticized Jiang Zemin and Wu Guanzheng…”

(Photo of Li Jianping)

October 25, 2006 9:23 PM
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