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  • Yan Jun

    Beijing – 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 on Monday. The Xian Intermediate People’s Court sentenced him on Monday morning on a charge of “inciting subversion,” his

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  • Zhang Shengqi

    Beijing – A Paris-based rights group called on China on Wednesday to release a 23-year old religious dissident arrested for using the internet to support unauthorised Christian activities. Reporters Without Borders called on Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to order the release of Zhang Shengqi, who was arrested on November 26 for publishing internet articles supporting

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  • Yuan Hongbing

    Chinese Dissident Defects to Australia A Chinese dissident and former head of the Beijing University criminal law department, who was previously jailed for promoting democracy, has fled to Australia and is seeking asylum. Professor Yuan Hongbing, a law professor formerly at Beijing University and labour organizer, who was involved with a ‘Peace Charter’ reportedly modelled

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  • Zhang Lin

    CONTROVERSIAL CHINESE WRITER Zhang Lin has been thrown in jail for five years over essays he posted on the internet, cited as a supposed threat to Chinese national security. Lin’s wife Fang Caofang reckons authorities are taking revenge for her husband’s controversial essays, which looked at such issues as protests by unemployed workers and jailed

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  • Wang Dan

    Chinese dissident hopes to appeal 11-year sentence Wang Dan convicted after short trial October 30, 1996 Web posted at: 10:45 a.m. EST (1545 GMT) In this story: Entire trial took four hours Active in 1989 pro-democracy movement Almost no dissidents left Related stories and sites From Beijing Bureau Chief Andrea Koppel BEIJING (CNN) — Prominent

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  • Mordechai Vanunu

    Mordechai Vanunu, a former Israeli nuclear technician, completed his entire 18-year sentence in Israel’s Ashkelon Prison on April 21, 2004, for blowing the whistle on his government’s secret nuclear weapons program. Captured by Israeli agents on September 30, 1986, he spent more than 11 1/2 years in solitary confinement. One of 11 children of Moroccan

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  • Dr. Phil Roberts

    Dr. Roberts filed suit against the government in 1999 after being investigated for 4 years by a local IRS agent. His suit included making this person leave him, his reputation and business alone. He also wanted the court to answer the question: “Can I be forced to sign a statement or declaration under the penalty

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  • Vincent Reynouard

    A 38 year old French chemical engineer was sentenced this week to one year in prison and fined 10.000 euros ( 14.600 dollars ) for denying the holocaust. Vincent REYNOUARD was convicted by a criminal court in Savernes (eastern France) for writing a 16-page pamphlet in 2005 entitled ” HOLOCAUST ? THE HIDDEN FACT “.

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  • Martin Armstrong

    Martin Armstrong (born 1950) is the former chairman of Princeton Economics International Ltd. Indicted in 1999 on charges of bilking Japanese investors, he spent seven years jailed for contempt of court before finally pleading guilty in 2007, and he is now serving a five-year sentence for conspiracy to commit fraud.[1] Martin’s eye is badly infected

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