Friday, November 19, 2010

A Woman Goes to Labor Camp Over Twitter Post - China

A man and his fiancee posted comments on Twitter which mocked Chines protesters who smashed products made by Japan during a demonstration.

The man was carted away first and held for 5 days.  When he returned home, he learned from his fiancee's family that she had been taken away and sentenced to labor camp for one year.

The crime?  "Disturbing Social Stability".

Ms. Cheng, who is 46, also recently supported the imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Liu Xiaobo, on Twitter.

Ms. Cheng's lawyer, Lan Zhixue said, "This is ridiculous and a typical case of censorship jail.  People should not be put in jail due to their sarcastic words."

"China Sentences Woman to Labor Camp for Twitter Post", CNN Wire Staff, November 18, 2010.

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