The New York Times photo

Human Rights advocates in China, Hu Jia-his wife and daughter, trying to inform the world of human rights violations via the Internet are now in house arrest(have been for a while now). The charges being “subverting state power”. Hu Jia was one of the condidates this year for the Nobel Peace Prize. There is some speculation of fear of the chinese reaction of the prize went to Mr. Jia….interesting.

Some other 51 HR advocates are also under house arrest. They simply publicly (online) dissented and are now under arrest!

It seems that more than 25,000 websites have been blocked in CHina as well as in many other places around the world, like Chord said he didn’t have access to a lot of website while in SA.


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