I’m not making this up, you know

Thanks to China Weblog, I was just directed to this fascinating study on how governments of different countries are doing all they can to prevent the use of the Internet as a tool for free speech.

For lots of specific examples of how “subversives” in China are being handed down stiff prison sentences for having the temerity to downoad and distribute material perceived to be critical of the government, just scroll down to page 24. It’s not a matter of a few isolated cases. People are being jailed for as much as 11 years for downloading articles, and not only “cyber-dissidents.” A must-read for those who would argue arrests are rare for such offences in today’s “changed” China.

The Discussion: 2 Comments


June 6, 2004 @ 11:41 am | Comment

Your site is realy very interesting!

September 16, 2005 @ 2:03 pm | Comment

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