China jails Internet dissident for three years

Thursday, 26 October 2006, 8:44 AM EST

A Chinese court jailed a dissident for three years for inciting subversion with an Internet essay praising pro-rights protests in Hong Kong.

Li Jianping was sentenced in Zibo, in the eastern province of Shandong, the Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said in a faxed statement on the latest example of China's crackdown on Internet dissent.

At Reuters.

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