China (Officially) Arrests Cyber-dissident – AFP

More than a month after he was “detained” by police in Zhejiang, Internet activist and anti-eviction crusader Lu Gengsong (ÂêïËÄøÊùæ ) has now been officially arrested and charged with a familiar crime. Via Google News:

China has formally arrested writer and cyber-dissident Lu Gengsong, a former lecturer turned activist, on suspicion of subverting state power, his wife said Monday.

Lu’s wife, 51, Wang Xue’e received the arrest warrant early Sunday, she told AFP from her home in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.

“The charges are groundless,” she said. “The provincial and city governments just want to make him shut up.” [Full Text]

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