Chinese Blogger Jailed for a Year After Writing About Party Chief, FT Says

A 45-year-old Chinese man was sent to a labor camp after posting a blog attacking Bo Xilai, the Communist party chief of Chongqing city, the Financial Times reported, citing the son of the imprisoned man.

Fang Hong was detained by the police on April 24 for “fabricating facts and disturbing public order” and was sentenced to one year in the labor camp, the report said. Fang posted a blog criticial of Bo’s alleged role in the trial of lawyer Li Zhuang, according to the report.

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