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Chinese dissident was tortured

July 21, 2007

BEIJING (AP) – A Chinese dissident on trial for subversion and running an illegal business confessed under torture, his lawyer said.

Dozens of people have been detained in the past year after posting political essays online. Though the communist government promotes Internet use, it has also set up an extensive surveillance and filtering system to prevent Chinese from accessing material considered obscene or politically subversive.

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