China Charges AIDS Activist With Subversion

China Aid

HONG KONG-Authorities in Beijing have formally charged AIDS activist Hu Jia with “incitement to subversion” after he wrote articles online critical of China’s hosting of the Olympics, his lawyers said.
Hu’s lawyers, Li Jingsong and Li Fangping, received the indictment from the court late Tuesday, they told RFA’s Mandarin service. He is formally charged with “incitement to subvert state power” and is likely to face imminent trial.

Hu Jia and his wife, Zeng Jinyan, January 2007. Photo courtesy of Hu Jia.
“It was almost 4 p.m. by the time we finished copying the indictment and other related documents,” Li Jingsong said. “On Monday, March 10, a judge telephoned me and said that Hu Jia’s case had been sent to the court. He said that he had met with Hu Jia and informed him…”[continues…]

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