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Chinese Writer Jailed

Chinese activist Chen Wei was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison for “inciting subversion” through essays he posted online. Inspired by the Arab Spring, Chen posted several pro-democracy essays online before getting arrested along with hundreds of other dissidents. He will also have his political rights revoked for a further two years. At the conclusion of his two-hour trial, Chen told the court, "Dictatorship will fail; democracy will prevail.”