Trial Scheduled for Chinese Writer – Christopher Bodeen

From The Associated Press:

A Chinese dissident writer who penned essays about local corruption will face trial next week on subversion charges, his wife said Friday.

, who will appear Tuesday at No. 1 Intermediate Court in the eastern city of Hangzhou on Tuesday, was arrested late last summer and indicted on charges of “inciting subversion of state power,” a charge used frequently to silence whistle-blowers and critics of the Communist Party.

News of Lu’s trial came as a journalist group urged Britain’s visiting prime minister to call for greater media freedoms in meetings with Chinese leaders

Sentencing was expected to take place on the same day of the trial, Lu’s wife Wang Xue’e said.

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January 18, 2008, 9:35 AM
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