On February 1, 2008, Chinese human rights activist Hu Jia was formally charged with inciting subversion of state power. Hu was arrested in December 2007 in connection with what Chinese Human Rights Defenders described as "his peaceful activities in promoting human rights, including reporting abuses and posting articles to raise public awareness." Hu was later convicted and sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment. He was later awarded the Sakharov Prize by the European Parliament for advocating for democracy.
Learn more about Hu Jia from the JURIST news archive.
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