Chinese human rights activist jailed for eight yearsAround the World, Online Only, Top Highlights Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
The blogger, better known by his online name of Super Vulgar Butcher, has been in pretrial detention for more than two years after staging a protest outside a court.
“The court found that the defendant Wu Gan became dissatisfied with the existing political system,” according to the verdict. “Wu Gan has long used information networks to spread a great deal of rhetoric and to attack state power and the system established by the constitution.”
The Guardian reported that Wu was defiant at his sentencing, pledging to appeal his case and saying he was “grateful to the [Communist] party for granting me this lofty honor”, according to his lawyer. He is known for his attention-grabbing protests, at one point posing for a photo with two knives and saying he would “slaughter the pigs”, referring to corrupt officials.
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