Free Hu Jia

Chinese human rights activist Hu Jia was on April 3 sentenced to three-and-a-half years imprisonment for “inciting subversion of state power and the socialist system”. For years, Hu Jia has been working in the name of human rights, often coming into conflict with the Chinese government. There have been numerous attempts to silence Hu Jia. […]

Is Jonathan Head going down for lese majeste?

Atrocious title to this blog post aside, Jonathan Head, the BBC’s Thailand correspondent, could be in serious trouble. Thanks to New Mandala and Andrew for covering this. From IHT: A police officer filed a criminal complaint Tuesday seeking to have a journalist for the British Broadcasting Corporation charged with insulting Thailand’s king. Lt. Col. Wattanasak […]