In February, China launched a campaign against dissent which results in detention without trial for those criticizing the government.
On April 24, blogger Fang Hong was detained and sentenced to serve one year in a Chongqing re-education labor camp for mocking the chief of Chongqing’s Communist party on his blog.
According to Fang Hong’s son, Fang Di, his father was told to go to the police station, his home was placed under surveillance, and his utilities were turned off.
Last month, following the detention of Fang Hong, China set up a command center dedicated to controlling the information on the internet, leaving many fearful that internet regulation will be increased in the future.
Via Impunity Watch.