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China 17 July 2007

Court sentences cyber-dissident Zhu Yufu to two years in prison

Zhu Yufu, a cyber-dissident and pro-democracy activist who was released last year after spending seven years in prison, was yesterday sentenced to another two years in prison for pushing a police officer at the time of his arrest on 19 April. His son, Zhu Ang, who was arrested at the same time, was given a one-year suspended sentence.

Reporters Without Borders described the sentence as immoral and accused China of breaking its promises and of stepping up human violations in the approach to the Beijing Olympic Games. Normally pushing a police officer at the time of arrest would result in a fine or a short period in detention.

When Zhu was released from prison in 2006, he told The Epoch Times he wanted to resume his activism and tell the world about the mistreatment he underwent in prison. He knew he could be re-arrested, but he said he would continue to denounce the “diabolical” nature of the Chinese Communist Party.

The Reporters Without Borders release on Zhu’s arrest in April.

More information on his first conviction.

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