China: Cyber-dissident receives four-year prison sentence

By: nart on 17 October 2006
Posted in China, Asia

As reported by the South China Morning Post, Chinese cyber-dissident Guo Qizhen "was jailed for four years for subversion on Tuesday after posting politically sensitive essays on the Internet." Reporters Without Borders has condemned the sentence, "the eighth such conviction against a journalist or cyber-dissident this year."