Report: Chinese Activist Faces Subversion Trial

By Salon Staff

Published December 24, 2011 4:18AM (EST)

BEIJING (AP) — A human rights group says another veteran Chinese activist has been charged with subversion as Beijing tries to prevent the spread of Arab Spring-style democratic uprisings.

The Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy said Saturday that Chen Xi was arrested Nov. 29 and formally charged Friday. The Hong Kong-based center said he was accused of writing 30 essays that incited subversion.

Another activist, Chen Wei, was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison on subversion charges.

Salon Staff

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