GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

China arrests top dissident for subversion...

A good reminder that the Chinese also live under a horribly repressive regime...
One of China's best known dissidents, Liu Xiaobo, has been formally arrested on suspicion of inciting subversion, following his detention late last year for promoting a petition calling for an end to one-party rule.

State news agency Xinhua said Wednesday that prosecutors approved Liu's arrest Tuesday for "alleged agitation activities aimed at subversion of government and overthrowing of the socialist system."

Liu has been one of China's most prominent dissidents since 1989, when he was heavily involved in pro-democracy protests in and around Tiananmen Square that were crushed on June 4 that year.

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