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China: Dissident Zhu Yufu jailed for seven years over poem
14 Feb 2012
BY ALICE PURKISS

Veteran Chinese dissident Zhu Yufu has been sentenced to seven years in prison for “inciting subversion of state power” after he shared his poem “It’s time” over Skype. The court in Hangzhou, eastern China, sentenced Zhu following a trial hearing on 31 January. During the hearing, prosecutors cited the poem and messages the activist had sent online. In the poem, Yufu called on Chinese citizens to defend their freedoms. The court verdict said the crime deserved “severe” punishment.

5 responses to “China: Dissident Zhu Yufu jailed for seven years over poem”

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  5. Mary Jane Marcus says:

    This is extremely troubling. Let’s all call attention to it March 21st as well for World Poetry Day.