Dissident Jailed Ahead of Olympics

From Radio Free Asia:

Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei have sent a prominent cyber-dissident back to jail ahead of the Beijing Olympics, as a Hunan-based labor activist vowed to continue his fight for human rights.

Du Daobin, 43, one of China’s best-known cyber-dissidents, was taken away by police a little after 12.00 noon on Monday, July 21, in Yingcheng city, Hubei province.

Du was sentenced to three years in prison, suspended for four years, on June 11, 2004, on charges of “incitement to subvert state power.” His wife, Xia Chunrong, said police spent more than an hour searching the couple’s home, confiscating Du’s computer and some articles.

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