Blogger and film-maker Hao Wu freed from Chinese prison

, posted: 16-Jul-2006 12:29

I was pleased to see that Hao Wu is out of prison now.

Hao was arrested by the Chinese authorities for unknown reasons - it may have been due to a crack-down on churches in China - and his family feared that he may not return. The detention sparked international outrage and many people have campaigned for his release. China and Singapore have persecuted bloggers and dissidents deemed not to be kow-towing sufficiently to the ruling parties in both countries.

Hao's case is a very important freedom of speech and human rights issue, but most of all, his family must be relieved.

Read more about it on Ethan Zuckerman's blog linked above, and Hao's sister Nina's MSN Space linked in More Information (in Chinese, but English translation available).

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