· April, 2008

Stories about China from April, 2008

Zeng Jinyan speaks out on Hu Jia's sentencing

  13 April 2008

On the day after her husband's sentence to 3.5 years in prison for his blogging activities, house arrested blogger Zeng Jinyan wrote a letter explaining her side to their story. Here now thanks to one friendly netizen is an English translation: Please tell me: is this a just verdict? Zeng...

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Hu Jia sentenced to 3.5 years

3 April 2008

After spending over four months in detention, Beijing-based blogger Hu Jia was sentenced today to 3.5 years in prison for “state subversion,” which, according to his lawyer Li Fangping, is “a decision that is likely to draw more international criticism of the country's political controls ahead of the Beijing Olympics.”...

China: Hu Jia to be sentenced today

  3 April 2008

Hu Jia goes back on ‘trial’ in a few hours where it is expected he will be handed down a sentence of up to five years in prison based on two interviews given and six unspecified blog posts most of which were written during the more than one year he...

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