China’s famous human rights activist From Gan was sentenced to eight years in prison, accusing him of “undermining state authority”. About it reports Radio Freedom.
The court in the Northern city of Tianjin was sentenced for gang ridiculed the Chinese officials and politicians online under the name Ultra Vulgar Butcher (butcher SUPERVOLCANO).
This sentence is the most severe of a series of recent decisions aimed at human rights activists in China. The protection of Gania appeal the verdict.
Convicted became known among lawyers and human rights activists organized campaigns, which wanted to draw attention to important social issues. In particular, he posed for the online portraits with knives, which, he said, wanted to use to “kill the pigs” – dishonest officials.
Human rights defender has criticized the policy of the Communist party of China in General, and pointed to individual cases of violations of the law by officials at the local level. In 2015, the authorities began to actively fight dissent, and Gan was one of the first activists who suffered from it. A secret trial, which took place in August and took one day, acknowledged At Gania guilty after he spent more than two years in prison awaiting trial.