China dissident writer arrested on 'subversion' charges Katerina Ossenova at 9:40 AM ET
[JURIST] A Chinese dissident writer has been formally arrested [CRD press release] in Hangzhou on charges of "inciting subversion of power," advocacy group Chinese Human Rights Defenders said Sunday. Lu Gengsong was initially detained on August 24 on suspicion of subverting state power and illegal possession of state secrets but the second charge was dropped. Human Rights in China had protested [press release] his initial detention as "the most recently reported instance of the crackdown by Chinese authorities on rights defenders in the run-up to the 2008 Olympics."
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