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China charges rights lawyer with subversion
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OK. So Apple gives 10 bucks out of 200 from a crummy blood red ipod that’s made from the slaves of these assholes. Is this really a country we should be doing business with?

Oh and in case you don’t know how the legal system in China works, there is a 99% chance this guy willl be executed and his organs will then be sold to the highest bidder too.

The Raw Story | China charges rights lawyer with subversion
Beijing- Police have charged prominent human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng with subversion, his lawyer said on Friday, amid an apparent crackdown on civil rights activists. The police handed the case to the Beijing No. 1 People’s Procurate on September 21, charging Gao with “inciting subversion,” lawyer Mo Shaoping told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa by telephone.

Mo said he had still not been given details of the charges against Gao, who was arrested in August.

State media earlier said only that Gao was arrested and interrogated on “suspicion of involvement in criminal activities.”

The outspoken 42-year-old lawyer has been campaigning on behalf of protesting farmers, dissidents and to members of the Falun Gong movement, which has been banned as a criminal organization in China.

Gao also came into conflict with police and state security through public complaints about constant surveillance and harassment.

Authorities closed his law firm last year after he called via the internet for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong members who were sent to a re-education camp.

Lawyers representing dissidents and rights activists in China are open to accusations of complicity if they protect their clients or are regarded as withholding evidence that state prosecutors consider incriminating.

Earlier this month, a group of Western-based human rights advocates, lawyers and scholars urged Chinese President Hu Jintao to curb a growing number of arrests and other abuses of civil rights activists.

“We note with concern the sharp increase in official retaliation against such advocates and their families through persistent harassment, banishment, detention, arrest, and imprisonment,” the advocates said in an open letter to Hu published on the website of US-based Human Rights Watch.

The letter highlighted cases including Gao and New York Times researcher Zhao Yan, who was recently jailed for three years on disputed fraud charges, and blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng.

1 Comment to “China charges rights lawyer with subversion”

  1. Andy Melton says:

    Sure doesn’t sound like the homebrew computer club anymore.