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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Li Jianping Sentenced to 2 Years

Human Rights in China reports some days ago:

Shandong-based dissident Li Jianping has been sentenced to two years in prison, more than half a year after he went to trial and more than 500 days after he was first detained. On October 25, the Zibo City Intermediate People’s Court found Li guilty of “incitement to subvert state power” on the basis of articles he wrote that were posted on overseas Web sites.

On a side-note, this article – as every other article on – is censored by Google China, and thus missing from any search result. The #1 search result for Li Jianping is also self-censored by Google China (as disclosed in the results), as are the other ~317,000 pages from that domain, Searching for Li Jianping’s Chinese name, you’ll also hit on a censored results page, and you’ll find that all ~96,000 pages of (a site which published Li Jianping’s articles) are missing in Google implements this and other censorship in China based on domain/ sub-domain blacklists from the Chinese gov’t (from what we know), saying they want to find a compromise that in the end helps the Chinese users.

Reporters Without Borders shows an overview of jailed cyber dissidents of China and other countries.

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