China Cafe Worker Promoting Democracy Online Sentenced To 8-Year Prison Term

Posted by | November 1, 2012 17:35 | Filed under: Top Stories

He set up web chat groups that angered the Chinese government.

A court in the south-western city of Kunming jailed 27-year-old Cao Haibo for “subversion of state power”, said his lawyer, Ma Xiaopeng…

In the run-up to the opening of the congress on 8 November, authorities have clamped down on the work of political activists and dissidents in China, analysts say.

Cao was detained at his home in Yancheng in October last year after he set up a website and online chat groups advocating democracy and constitutional government, said Human Rights in China.

The court and the government haven’t commented.

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