|China Jails OnLine Editor for 'Subversion'|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Mon, 19 Mar 2007 12:58:32 -0500
A Chinese court jailed an editor of a news portal for six years on|
Monday for inciting subversion by publishing anti-government essays,
his lawyer said, the latest case in a government crackdown on dissent.
The Intermediate People's Court in Ningbo in the eastern coastal
"The sentence is too heavy," the lawyer said by telephone. "The
Zhang was detained last September and the "Aegean Sea" Web site he ran
Court officials could not be reached for comment.
China is the world's leading jailer of journalists, with at least 32
In August, a Beijing court jailed a Hong Kong-based reporter of
Copyright 2007 Reuters Limited.
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