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China must release activist sentenced to seven years for writing poem

Headline Title:  China jails activist for writing a poem 10 February 2012 The Chinese authorities should immediately release a poet activist imprisoned for “inciting subversion of state power”, Amnesty International said today after a court in eastern China sentenced him to seven years in jail for writing a poem urging people to support freedom.The court ruled that Zhu Yufu’s poem It’s Time, sent using the Skype online chat service, deserved stern punishment, according to his son.“Sentencing veteran activist Zhu Yufu to seven years for writing a poem is further evidence of the Chinese…

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