Our New Friends Are Vicious Suppressors Of Freedom
Chen Shuqing will be doing four years in Chinese prison hell because he posted an essay on the internet that advocated democracy. When his defense lawyer proved too capable and asked too many questions he was disbarred by the government.
Excerpts from Breitbart.com…
Chinese Cyber-Dissident Jailed For Four Years
A Chinese rights activist has been sentenced to four years in jail for subversion after posting politically sensitive essays on the Internet, his lawyer said Friday.
A court in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang on Thursday convicted Chen Shuqing of inciting subversion, lawyer Li Jianqiang said, emphasising that his client had always maintained his innocence.
Chen, 43, was arrested in September last year and has been detained ever since. Chen wrote many articles critical of the Chinese government on overseas websites, including essays that advocated democracy and constitutional rule, Li said.
Li, who has defended many press freedom cases, has also come under the scrutiny of authorities and was notified in June that his licence has been suspended for at least one year.
He said he suspected he was disbarred for taking on too many politically sensitive cases.
Paris-based press freedom rights group Reporters Without Borders said it was “appalled” by Chen’s punishment.
“Courts taking their orders from the Communist Party continue to crack down on cyber-dissidents,” the organisation said in a statment.
Despite China’s pledge to ease control over the media ahead of the 2008 Olympics, human and media rights groups say its leaders continue to tighten their crackdown on dissent amid increasing social unrest.
Reporters Without Borders said in a report last week that at least 30 journalists, as well the 50 Internet users, were currently detained in China, some of them since the 1980s.
The watchdog ranks China 163rd out of 167 countries on its global press freedom index.
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As Barbados Chief Justice David Simmons would say, “Hey… what’s the problem with Judges being former Ministers of the government?”
This is Communist China – newest and best friend of Prime Minister Owen Arthur and Deputy Prime Minister Mia Mottley.
The same Communist China that regularly imprisons Christians for praying without a license. (yup – that’s right!)
Mottley and Arthur sure know how to pick their friends.
Mama Mia Mottley is a supporter of tough measures against free speech while Arthur merely says “To Hell with those chink Christians. Just show me de money!”