Liu Xiaobo's case shows harsh Chinese sentencing trend for freedom of expression
When Chinese democracy activist and author Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in prison last week, many around the world appeared stunned by the length of his sentence and absence of due process rights. Such harsh punishment for offering rational, constructive criticism of the government seems more compatible with Soviet times or Burma's ruling junta than the modernized economic world power that China has become.
URL Link: http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/hotline/2010/01/liu-xiaobos-case-shows-harsh-chinese.php
Author Organisation: Jurist - University of Pittsburgh