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Chinese Blogger Jailed

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 30, 2011


from the usatoday
“He was at his happiest talking about books and articles, as he drank tea or beer with friends,” recalls Wang at their home in Chengdu, southwest China. Detained on Feb. 20, and later charged with “inciting subversion of state power,” Ran could face years in jail before enjoying those freedoms again.

A self-described bookworm and tireless blogger, Ran, 46, is among nearly 60 Chinese citizens detained in the past two months amid the harshest government crackdown against dissent in years, according to China Human Rights Defenders, a Hong Kong-based rights group”

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