du daobin

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...

Progress Report for Net Censors (Wired)

“For voicing his opinion online, 40-year-old activist Du Daobin was charged with subversion earlier this month and sentenced to four years of house arrest, becoming one of more than 60 cyberdissidents currently detained by the Chinese government. “We have the legal right to overthrow this government,” he wrote in a column that was published in […]

Washington Post on Du Daobin’s release

Philip P. Pan from Washington Post wrote about Du Daobin’s case on Saturday: “A mainland Internet essayist arrested last year after calling for greater democracy in Hong Kong was convicted of subversion but released with a suspended sentence Friday in an unexpected gesture of leniency by the Chinese government. ” The full article, entitled “China […]

China internet dissident arrested

From BBC: ” A Chinese internet dissident who has been in detention since October has been formally arrested on charges of subversion. The official Xinhua news agency said Du Daobin had written 28 internet articles aimed at the overthrow of China’s socialist system. ” It is very unusual for Chinese authorities to publicly announce the […]

CPJ statement on Liu Di and Du Daobin

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) welcomes the release of Internet writer Liu Di but is gravely concerned that another Internet essayist, Du Daobin, has been charged with “subversion” and remains in jail. See news alert here.

Du Daobin was formally arrested

Here is the latest development on Du Daobin’s case. He was formally charged on Wednesday, when police in Yingcheng, a city in Hubei province, handed over arrest papers to his family.

Watch this case: this is at the forefront of China’s Internet Freedom

Anyone who follows how Internet impacting on Chinese society should pay close attention to the case of Du Daobin. Du, 39, is a very representative voice of young generation of outspoken “liberal public intellectuals” in China, emerged from and empowered by the Net. In the past year or so, Du has become one of the […]

Chinese intelligentsia protest the detention of an Internet writer

Several dozen Chinese academics, reporters and scholars have called on Beijing to release detained “cyberdissident” Du Daobin and protect freedom of speech. In an open letter addressed to Premier Wen Jiabao, some of the activists said the late-October detention of Internet essayist Du was groundless, a copy obtained by Reuters on Tuesday said. Source at […]

Press freedom organization calls for release of Du Daobin

Reporters Without Borders today urged Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to immediately release Du Daobin, the author of many essays on human rights and democracy, who was arrested on 29 October in Yingcheng, in the central province of Hubei. Source at Reporters sans frontires.

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