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China - Arrests, trials and sentences offer no respite for Chinese dissidents

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of the government's persecution of human rights defenders and dissidents, which was stepped up during the end-of-year holiday period with a wave of arbitrary arrests, unfair trials and long jail sentences targeting cyber-dissidents in particular. Gao Zhiyi, the brother of the well-known human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng (高智晟), reported on 1 January that he had just received an official letter confirming that Gao has been jailed. The New (...)

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