In prosecuting the country`s political and social activists, an image-conscious Beijing is shifting its tactics.
The 41-year old lawyer caused a diplomatic crisis last April when he fled house arrest in rural China.
Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has said that the conviction of his nephew in China was retribution to his escape.
Chen Xi, 57, was convicted over 36 essays critical of the ruling Communist Party that he published on overseas Chinese websites, said Zhang.
China will try a veteran dissident, Chen Xi, on charges of "inciting rebellion" for his online pro-democracy essays.
Yang Maodong said his jailers only questioned him about his pro-democracy activities, not business matters.
The United States on Wednesday urged
Vietnam to immediately release prominent dissident Cu Huy Ha
Vu after a court upheld his seven-year jail sentence for
speaking out against the state.
According to 2005 data, China had 119 boys for every 100 girls.
Juan Wilfredo Soto was beaten and detained by police during Thursday protest.
A group of Maoist dissidents, who broke away from the parent party accusing it of having betrayed the cause of the revolution, has announced a general strike across Nepal May 24.
Oscar Elias Biscet was awarded the US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007.
The high-profile dissident was detained with 10 other political activists.
China has released from jail the ethnic Mongolian rights activist Hada.
The European parliament awarded its prestigious Sakharov human rights prize to Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, parliamentary sources said.
Chinese government has called Friday`s award to Liu Xiaobo an "obscenity”.
The Chinese media slammed the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to jailed human rights dissident Liu Xiaobo as an attempt to disintegrate the
Liu Xiaobo wins 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for human rights in China.
BJP on Thursday said its dissident MLAs
in Karnataka, who had raised a banner of revolt against Chief
Minister B S Yeddyurappa, may be served a notice under
anti-defection law if they did not fall in line.
A group of scholars, writers and lawyers in China is urging that this year`s Nobel Peace Prize be awarded to a Chinese dissident jailed for drafting a major
call for political reform.
Saad Eddin Ibrahim says he was only backing Gamal`s right to run in polls.
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