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Cyber-dissident Zhang Jianhong (“Li Hong”) gets six years in prison

first_img Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay on learning that cyber-dissident Zhang Jianhong, who is also known by the pen-name of Li Hong, was sentenced today to six years in prison by a court in Ningbo, in the eastern province of Zhejiang. He has appealed against the sentence. Zhang was arrested in September 2006 and was charged the following month with “incitement to subvert the state’s authority” for calling for political reform in articles posted on the Internet. Two other cyber-dissidents who were arrested six months ago, Chen Shuqing and Yang Maodong, are still awaiting trial. News April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Help by sharing this information Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Receive email alertscenter_img March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay on learning that cyber-dissident Zhang Jianhong, who is also known by the pen-name of Li Hong, was sentenced today to six years in prison by a court in Ningbo, in the eastern province of Zhejiang. He has appealed against the sentence.A member of the Chinese branch of the independent writers association PEN, Zhang was arrested in September 2006 and was charged the following month with “incitement to subvert the state’s authority” for calling for political reform in articles posted on the Internet. Two other cyber-dissidents who were arrested six months ago, Chen Shuqing and Yang Maodong, are still awaiting trial.“This verdict is sadly yet another example of the judicial system being used by the political authorities,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is outrageous that cyber-dissidents get severe prison sentences just for the views they express. Yet again, they are being made to pay a heavy price for their commitment. After Zhang’s conviction, we fear that the same fate is in store for Chen and Yang.”According to the New China news agency, Zhang was convicted of writing “articles defaming the Chinese government and calling for agitation to overthrow the government.” The court said it was showing clemency to the defendant, who posted around 100 articles on the Internet from May to September 2006, because he expressed remorse during the trial.Aged 48, Zhang founded the literary website Aiqinghai.net in August 2005 and was its editor until the authorities shut it down in March 2006. He also wrote regularly for sites such as Boxun and The Epoch Times. He already spent a year and a half in a reeducation-through-work camp for “counter-revolutionary propaganda” after getting involved in the 1989 pro-democracy movement. Chen’s case has been sent back to the police for further investigation. A member of the banned China Democracy Party (CDP), he was charged on 17 October 2006 with “incitement to subvert the state’s authority.” He was already detained for four months in 1999 for helping to create the CDP. Better known as Guo Feixiong, Yang was arrested on 14 September 2006. A lawyer, writer and human rights activist, he has been accused of “illegal business activity.” He was previously arrested for “disturbing the peace” after a rally on 13 September 2005 in the village of Taishi (in Guangdong province). ———————-Read our weekly “blog review” and create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org News March 19, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident Zhang Jianhong (“Li Hong”) gets six years in prison Organisation to go further News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Brick thrown through window of moving car

first_imgLinkedin WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsBrick thrown through window of moving carBy admin – September 12, 2012 535 Print Twitter AN O’BRIENSBRIDGE motorist had an horrific experience when a rock was fired at his car, shattering his window and cutting his arm.Anthony Hayes was driving past the railway tracks at Longpavement last week when a person jumped out and hurled a rock at his jeep.The window shattered and shards of glass came flying in, cutting his arm. Anthony’s wife, Leeanne Hayes, contacted the Limerick Post to warn other drivers about the incident.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It was dreadful. He was in complete and utter shock. Luckily, there was no-one behind him as he had to really break hard. It was a terrifying experience,” Leeanne said. The incident happened so quickly that Mr Hayes couldn’t see whether the person who threw the rock was an adult or not. The incident happened at around 9.30pm.Leeane said that her husband contacted the gardai to report the matter “and we were told this is not the first time this has happened along there. It was very traumatic and we wanted other drivers to be aware that this has happened along that road”.center_img Previous articleTwo convicted of soliciting sex from undercover gardaiNext articleParents and children warned of suspicious approaches admin Email Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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Family, friends eagerly await 900th’s return

first_img Book Nook to reopen Whether the 98th Army Band from Fort Rucker plays “When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again” or not, one thing is for sure, there will be a lot of “hurrahs” shouted at noon today when the 900th Maintenance Company comes marching home from Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.The homecoming ceremony is set for noon at Bulldog Stadium at Pike County High School and the public is invited to be there to welcome the soldiers home.Family members and friends have waited for this day for a year and the soldiers will be welcomed with shouts, hugs and many tears of joy. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Every morning, Davis turned on the television to catch the news and watch the ticker in hopes that no troops had been lost across the big water.Davis said that when a loved one is on active duty in a country where there is conflict, it’s almost as if you’re holding your breath all the time.Davis said that he and his family didn’t really breathe any easier until they learned that the 900th was leaving Germany.“It had taken them three to five days to get out of Afghanistan but, when they left Germany, we knew they were on the way home,” Davis said. Next UpLarry Davis said Thursday that he is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 900th and especially that of his son, Allen Davis.Davis knows what it’s like to serve his country in a foreign country. He and his son both served with the 900th during Desert Storm but “that was different.”“I was there with Al and I felt better because I knew the people and the leadership,” Davis said. “This time most of what I knew about what was going on, I got from the television.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Family, friends eagerly await 900th’s return Print Article You Might Like ‘Yellow Dot’ program seeks to save lives The Troy Woman’s Club is participating in the “Yellow Dot Program” and is encouraging others to consider doing the same…. read more Published 11:00 pm Thursday, August 11, 2011 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Davis said that he was proud of the service of the 900th and the outstanding spirit of patriotism the soldiers displayed and the tradition they continued.“This unit started in the late 1950s and it has a strong foundation that was laid down by two men that I especially remember – Lawrence Bowden and (the late) Reynolds Wallace,” said Davis, who retired for the Alabama National Guard with 42 years of service. “The 900th also served during the Berlin Crisis so this unit has a long tradition of outstanding service. And, from what I understand, these soldiers did an outstanding job in Afghanistan. We’re proud of them and proud to have them home.”The homecoming convoy will be led along Highway 231 from Troy to Brundidge by state troopers and several motorcycle clubs with retired military memberships.Cindy Sneed, chair of the 900th Maintenance Company’s family readiness group, said the 98th Army Band will play prior to the arrival of the 900th and as the soldiers march into the stadium.“Seating for the public will be on the home side of the stadium for the homecoming ceremony which will last no longer than 30 minutes,” Sneed said. “The soldiers will be anxious to be dismissed to be with their families.”The Brundidge Business Association will have refreshments for the soldiers and their families following the ceremony at the stadium concession stand.Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage said that everyone is encouraged to welcome the 900th home by attending the ceremony at the stadium, lining the streets of the downtown area or displaying yellow ribbons or American flags at their homes or businesses.“We want the soldiers of the 900th to know how much they are appreciated,” he said. “Not just on the day of their homecoming but in the coming days as they become ‘active’ in our community again.” Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Latest Storieslast_img read more