No More Chinese Communist Party

June 11, 2010

New York Times: China: Court Upholds Sentence of Editor Who Criticized Party

Filed under: Uncategorized — carryanne @ 11:28 pm
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The Supreme Court of Sichuan Province upheld a five-year prison sentence on Wednesday for Tan Zuoren, left, for criticizing the Chinese Communist Party over the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Mr. Tan’s supporters say the government was trying to silence him not only for his writings and protests over the Tiananmen bloodshed, but also over his attempt to compile an independent report on the widespread school collapses during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in which thousands of schoolchildren died. Mr. Tan, 56, was sentenced by a lower court in February.

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