July 24, 2008

Internet Dissident Arrested (Folo) Protesters at Olympics Must Play By the Rules Dissent is Allowed Only in Special Zones

The Chinese police have arrested a prominent Internet dissident, Du Daobin, for violating his probation terms, Reuters reported from Beijing, citing an e-mailed statement from Reporters Without Borders.

Du, from Hebei Province, was given a suspended sentence for subversion in 2004 after having been detained for posting online essays in support of a fellow dissident, Liu Di. He was released into house arrest, the group said, but was arrested this week and accused of posting articles on overseas Web sites and receiving guests without permission.

Originally published by Reuters.

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