Many opposed the selection of China as the host for the next Olympics due to its rampant pollution and repression of freedom. China has proven far worse on both fronts. As part of a crackdown on anyone voicing dissent, China has now convicted and sentenced journalist Lu Gengsong “inciting subversion of state power.” His crime was to detail some of the well-known corruption of government officials on the Internet.
In a typical demonstration of Chinese justice, the court would not allow any question or statements in the proceeding. Security officials sent in people to occupy the public seats to prevent witnesses and others were confined to their homes.
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