Quantcast
Latest Stories

China sentences man to 8 years for subversion



Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei plays a video clip he uploaded on Youtube on a computer in Beijing, China, Thursday, October 25, 2012. In the video, Ai sports a neon-pink T-shirt, black jacket and dark sunglasses and energetically mimics rodeo-style dance moves made famous by South Korean rapper PSY whose original video became an Internet sensation. AP/Ng Han Guan

BEIJING—A Chinese court has sentenced a democracy advocate who started a website and participated in online political discussions to eight years in prison on the charge of inciting subversion.

Attorney Ma Xiaopeng says the Kunming Intermediate People’s Court notified him Thursday morning that his client Cao Haibo had been sentenced in a hearing Wednesday.

Ma says the court violated Chinese law by announcing the verdict in a closed-door hearing.

The lawyer says he did not know the reasons why the court convicted Cao of the charge of inciting subversion of state power because he has not yet obtained the verdict.

Subversion is a vaguely defined charge frequently used to punish political critics.

Cao was detained in October last year.


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter




Recent Stories:

Plane lands at Bali airport in suspected hijacking—Indonesia air force 10 mins elapsed Guiao fined P100,000 for ‘mongoloid’ comment vs Meralco forward 20 mins elapsed Obama lands in Seoul as N. Korea nuclear test fears grow 25 mins elapsed Businesswoman allegedly killed by husband, brother-in-law 29 mins elapsed Roxas suspended from golf club for outburst over P5,000 guest fee 32 mins elapsed SC reschedules oath-taking of new lawyers 51 mins elapsed Hawks and Grizzlies revel in home wins 59 mins elapsed Militant protests vs Obama, US set 1 hour elapsed
Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: China , Freedom , politics , technology , Website

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

    chinese communist regime. what do you expect?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

    Ka ga ohan nga. Pag dito sa Pilipinas akala mo kung sino ang mga yan. Kasi sabansa nila nila di sila maka galaw ng maayos. Stu…pid country!

  • http://twitter.com/Borogol Borogol

    basta intsik talaga… tsk.tsk.tsk



Copyright © 2014,
.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement Advertisement
  1. Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  2. Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  3. Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  4. Nokia to be named Microsoft Mobile
  5. ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  6. No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  7. Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  8. PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  9. Senator wants to probe PH slow Internet connection
  10. Philippines has slowest, poorest mobile LTE connection, says report
  1. Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  2. PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  3. Senator wants to probe PH slow Internet connection
  4. Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  5. Nokia to be named Microsoft Mobile
  6. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  7. Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  8. ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  9. Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  10. Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  1. #RejectedBbPilipinas2014Questions flood Twitter
  2. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  3. Netizens fall in love with Crimea prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya
  4. Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao scores, takes over social media
  5. Nude and so dangerous
  6. Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  7. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  8. PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  9. Russia tries to curb Crimean prosecutor’s Internet fame
  10. Memes flourish after Pacquiao victory

News

  • Businesswoman allegedly killed by husband, brother-in-law
  • Roxas suspended from golf club for outburst over P5,000 guest fee
  • SC reschedules oath-taking of new lawyers
  • Ex-COA chief seeks bail after arrest for plunder
  • Aquino expects more from new Air Force chief ‘since I know him so well’
  • Sports

  • Guiao fined P100,000 for ‘mongoloid’ comment vs Meralco forward
  • Hawks and Grizzlies revel in home wins
  • Floyd: Manny’s power gone
  • Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet
  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Recovered’ Banksy works on display ahead of sale
  • Marinduque: Visiting the ‘palm of the ocean’
  • First at Vatican in 60 years
  • How Jing Monis Salon gave Krissy the pixie
  • Want to be a supermodel? Work on your inner beauty, says Joey Espino
  • Entertainment

  • Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert
  • Kristoffer Martin: from thug to gay teen
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Cris Villonco on play adapted from different medium
  • Business

  • PAL hailed for ban on shark fin cargo
  • BSP to change tint of P100 bill
  • Nielsen sees car buying boom in the Philippines
  • How author of best-seller exposed ‘one percent’ economic elite
  • Bangko Sentral readies new bank lending rules
  • Technology

  • Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street
  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • Opinion

  • Corruption not invincible after all
  • Editorial Cartoon, April 25, 2014
  • No deal, Janet
  • Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang
  • MERS-CoV and mothers
  • Global Nation

  • Plane lands at Bali airport in suspected hijacking—Indonesia air force
  • Obama lands in Seoul as N. Korea nuclear test fears grow
  • Militant protests vs Obama, US set
  • Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
  • China welcomes PH apology
  • Advertisement
    Marketplace