(CPJ) New York, October 2, 2007-The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the recent arrest of freelance writer Lu Gengsong on subversion charges and calls for his immediate release. Lu's wife, Wang Xue'e , received notice on Sunday of her husband's arrest on charges of "inciting subversion of state power," according to Chinese human rights groups and news reports. The notice from the Hangzhou Public Security Bureau (PSB) was dated Saturday. The arrest appears to be linked to Lu's recent online writings on a variety of political topics.
Chinese writer held on vague subversion charge
3 October 2007 02:14 (UTC+04:00)