Yang Tianshui

Jailed Chinese Writer to Receive PEN/Goldsmith Award

From Bloomberg: Yang Tongyan, a Chinese writer serving a 12-year prison term for posting anti-government articles on the Internet, will receive this year’s PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. The $10,000 award,...

China Dissident Writer Sentenced to Prison – Christopher Bodeen

From AP, via Guardian Unlimited (link): A veteran Chinese dissident writer was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday on subversion charges, his lawyer said. Yang Tianshui was found guilty after a half-day closed-door trial in the eastern city of Zhenjiang, lawyer Li Jianqiang said. Li declined to give details of the evidence presented against […]

Chinese Internet writer charged with subversion – Reuters

From The Washington Post (link): A Chinese Internet writer has been charged with attempting to “subvert state power” for backing a movement by exiled dissidents to hold free elections for a new democratic government, his lawyer said on Thursday. Yang Tianshui, 45, faces up to 15 years in prison for posting essays on the Internet […]

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