Chinese cyber-dissident jailed for four years

Oh, and his lawyer’s also been disbarred, supposedly for taking on one too many such cases…

Despite China’s pledge to ease control over the media ahead of the 2008 Olympics, human and media rights groups say its leaders continue to tighten their crackdown on dissent amid increasing social unrest.

Reporters Without Borders said in a report last week that at least 30 journalists, as well the 50 Internet users, were currently detained in China, some of them since the 1980s.

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