Chinese Journalist Who Advocated for Disgraced Politician Is Detained

By: Edward Wong | New York Times

Song Yangbiao, a Chinese journalist who has called for people to protest the prosecution of Bo Xilai, a fallen senior Communist Party official, has been detained, according to Lu Qi, a friend of Mr. Song.
Mr. Lu said on his microblog on Wednesday that Mr. Song had told a younger sister in a police station on Aug. 5 that he was being detained because of his remarks on his microblog account. Mr. Song had posted messages in support of Mr. Bo, who is expected to go on trial in the coming weeks or days on charges of bribetaking, embezzlement and abuse of power.

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