China Jails Earthquake Blogger

Another reminder that China is still a communist country and its population is considered to be more oppressed than even that of Iran.

Via CNN: Beijing, China (CNN) -- A Chinese blogger who helped victims of a devastating earthquake has been sentenced to three years in prison, his attorney said Monday.

Huang Qi received the maximum sentence for "illegally holding secret state documents," according to his lawyer, Mo Shaoping.

The U.S. State Department had protested the blogger's jailing, saying his activities support China's efforts to institute the rule of law.

Huang was detained in June 2008 after working to help families of children killed in the May 12, 2008, Sichuan earthquake because of the collapse of poorly constructed school buildings, State Department spokesman Gordon Duguid has said.

Well apparently Ob-One's visit to China really helped this man. Way to go Obi....
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Posted by: Howie at 03:57 PM

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