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Internet dissident sentenced to two years in prison in north China

Internet dissident Yan Jun, 32, has been sentenced to two years in prison on a subversion charge for posting essays online calling for change, including a free press and free expression, his family said Monday. The Xian Intermediate People’s Court sentenced him Monday morning on a charge of “inciting subversion,” his mother Dai Yuzhen told AFP. “The court took no more 20 minutes,” Dai said by telephone from Xian in Shaanxi province. Family members and Yan could not understand the court’s decision, Dai said. “I can’t accept this verdict. Just because he wrote a few essays, he’s going to jail? I can’t make sense of it,” Dai said. Yan told the court he planned to appeal, Dai said. Full Story

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