Tuesday, February 14, 2012

News at Eleven: The court ruled that Zhu Yufu's poem

It's Time, sent using the Skype online chat service, deserved stern punishment, according to his son.

"Sentencing veteran activist Zhu Yufu to seven years for writing a poem is further evidence of the Chinese government's continuing repression of anyone who is perceived to directly or indirectly criticize its policies," said Sarah Schafer, Amnesty International's China researcher.

"These harsh measures are a sign that the Chinese leadership must be afraid of losing its grip on power. Why else would it sentence someone to seven years in prison for writing a poem?"

from Amnesty International: China must release activist sentenced to seven years for writing poem
then National Post: This is the poem that got a Chinese activist seven years in jail
then Reuters UK: China jails dissident ahead of vice president's U.S. trip
then Time: Poets, Peaceniks and Protesters: Meet China’s Leading Dissidents


1 comment :

The Camel Saloon said...

A petition to free Zhu Yufu is here: http://freezhuyufu.blogspot.com/