China charges rights activist with inciting subversion Jaime Jansen at 9:05 AM ET
[JURIST] Chinese human rights activist Hu Jia has been formally arrested and charged with inciting subversion of state power, his lawyer said Friday. His lawyer said that Hu's father had been allowed to visit Hu in jail recently, marking the first contact Hu has had with his family since he was taken from his home [JURIST report] in December in connection with what Chinese Human Rights Defenders called [press release] "his peaceful activities in promoting human rights, including reporting abuses and posting articles to raise public awareness." Hu's lawyer also noted that the government had not provided any evidence or reasons for the charge of subversion.
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