China: Hu Jia, Chinese AIDS Activist Jailed

CHINA: US ‘Dismayed’ at China’s Jailing of Hu Jia: Embassy Agence France Presse (04.03.08)
Thursday, April 03, 2008

A court in Beijing today sentenced Hu Jia to three-and-a-half years in jail after finding him guilty of “incitement to subvert state power.”
For many years one of China’s most outspoken proponents of human rights, Hu is particularly noted for his work to bring attention to the plight of the nation’s AIDS patients. “We are dismayed by this verdict,” said Susan Stevenson, a spokesperson for the US embassy. “In this Olympic year, we urge China to seize the opportunity to put its best face forward and take steps to improve its record on human rights and religious freedom.”


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