Chinese Activist Tried on Subversion Charges

Hu Jia, a human rights activist and commentator, was tried in a Beijing court on charges of inciting subversion against the Chinese government through his writings on the Internet. Hu was detained Dec. 27 in what was seen as part of a crackdown by Chinese censors and security services to rid the Internet of dissidents in the lead-up to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing this August.

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