May 25, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On May 25, 2007, the military government of Myanmar extended the house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi, a pro-democracy advocate and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. At the time, Suu Kyi had spent 15 of 21 years in her political career under house arrest for alleged violations of an anti-subversion law. She ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The Vietnam Supreme People's Court in the central Nghe An province on Wednesday sentenced 14 Catholic Redemptorist bloggers to jail terms ranging from 3 to 13 years of combined prison and house arrest. The defendants are associated with Viet Tan, a dissident group that Vietnam's government deems ...[read more]
March 18, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On March 18, 2008, the trial began of Chinese human rights activist Hu Jia on charges of inciting subversion of state power. Hu was formally charged in February 2008 after he released letters and recordings alleging that Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng was tortured into confessing to subversion ...[read more]
January 19, 2012
by Katherine Getty
Chinese authorities on Wednesday sentenced a prominent rights activist to 10 years in prison, marking the third such sentence in a month. Dissident Li Tie was sentenced for subversion. The charges were brought in response to pro-democracy articles Li wrote in 2010. Li professed his innocence ...[read more]
December 26, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
A Chinese court on Sunday sentenced political activist Chen Xi to 10 years in prison for inciting subversion. The charges against Chen, 57, stemmed from more than 30 political essays that he had published online. He was detained late last month after he helped to campaign for independent ...[read more]
December 23, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
A Chinese court Friday sentenced human rights advocate Chen Wei to nine years in prison, the toughest ruling issued this year in the ongoing government crackdown on dissidents, rights activists and protest organizers. Chen, 42, was sentenced after a two hour hearing in which he pleaded not guilty ...[read more]
December 23, 2011
by Cody Harding
On December 23, 2009, Chinese rights activist Liu Xiaobo was tried on charges of inciting subversion in a closed proceeding which lasted only two hours. Liu was formally arrested in June 2009 and had been in police custody since earlier in December 2009. Liu previously spent two years in prison ...[read more]
December 10, 2011
by Cody Harding
On December 10, 2010, Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize in absentia. Although the Prize is usually awarded in-person, Liu was unable to attend the ceremony because he is serving an 11-year prison sentence for inciting subversion. Chinese authorities ...[read more]
October 8, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Three human rights groups on Friday called for the release of Nobel peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo, imprisoned on an 11-year sentence in China for "inciting subversion of state power" and dissidence. Amnesty International (AI), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) ...[read more]
October 8, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On October 8, 2010, Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo was announced as the winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China." Liu has been one of China's most prominent dissidents. He spent two years in prison following the ...[read more]

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