Amnesty International have raised the case of Shi Tao, a chinese journalist and are appealing for his release. He was arrested in 2004 and sentenced to 10 years in prison for sending an email to a pro-democracy website in the US about press restrictions around the anniversary of the crackdown on peaceful protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
In the UK we often take the right to blog for granted. But supposing a post on this blog or any other landed you in prison? In China, internet sites are blocked, chat rooms are monitored and journalists and bloggers can be arrested.
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