Group Says Chinese Internet Dissident Is Arrested

From AP:

A Chinese dissident who wrote politically sensitive articles including some criticizing the government’s handling of a devastating earthquake was formally arrested Friday on charges of allegedly possessing , a human rights group said.

Prosecutors in the southwestern city of Chengdu approved the arrest and charges against , founder of the human rights Web site 64Tianwang, said Nicholas Bequelin, a Hong Kong-based researcher for Human Rights Watch.

The move comes as the government is tightening a clampdown on potentially embarrassing protests or complaints before the Beijing Olympics, which begin in less than a month.

July 18, 2008 8:34 AM
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