Status: Sentenced to seven years
Zhu was charged with “inciting subversion of state power” and sentenced to seven years. Authorities maintain that his 2011 poem, “It’s Time,” constituted a call for a Jasmine Revolution-style revolt. The 59-year-old already spent seven years in jail for helping to found the China Democracy Party and served another stint in confinement from 2007-09 after an alleged altercation with a police officer.
—by Joe Jackson
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