Kinesiske myndigheter bryr seg ikke om at det stunder mot OL. Menneskerettsaktivisten Hu Jia ble dømt til 3,5 års fengsel onsdag for en diffus anklage om å undergrave staten.

«Hu spread malicious rumors and committed libel in an attempt to subvert the state’s political power and socialist system,» the court verdict stated, according to Xinhua.

Kona Zeng Jinyan hadde en annen forklaring:

Asked why Mr. Hu was arrested and convicted, she said: «The fundamental reason is to silence him. He had been speaking up and all he said was plain truth. It makes them unhappy. But they can do this to him because they’re unhappy?»

Chinese Rights Activist Is Jailed