Chinese Cyber-Dissident Sentenced to 4 Years for "Inciting Government's Overthrow"

Reporters Without Borders is reporting that a Chinese court in the southeastern province of Zhejiang sentenced lawyer and cyber-dissident Chen Shuqing to four years imprisonment for posting articles critical of the government on the Internet:

"Courts taking their orders from the Communist Party continue to crack down on cyber-dissidents," the press freedom organisation said. "We reiterate our appeal for the release of the Chen and the 50 other cyber-dissidents and Internet users held in China. The intermediate people's court in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang, convicted Chen of "inciting the government's overthrow." Chen's lawyer, Li Jianqiang, said Chen's conviction was a "wrong" because "he was only expressing his political views and should enjoy free speech."


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