2.12.03

China frees Stainless Steel Mouse

Chinese authorities have freed Liu Di, otherwise known by her internet name of the 'Stainless Steel Mouse' and 2 further online writers. All three had been arrested and imprisoned over a year ago for alleged subversion after posting satirical and other criticism of the Chinese state on their web pages.

China, not known for its tolerant approach to freedom of expression has come under repeated criticism by human rights groups for its severe treatment of those who seek to satirise the state.

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