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Global Voices Correspondent Facing Jail and $400,000 HKD Fine For Obsenity

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In brief, Oiwan Lam published an essay at the InMediaHK website that included a linked photograph from Flickr for the purpose of discussing the state of censorship in Hong Kong. Oiwan Lam has just been informed that the essay was classified on a preliminary basis as “Category II: Indecent” by the Hong Kong Obscene Articles Tribunal. The maximum penalty is HK$400,000 and 12 months in jail”

Oiwan has been an important freelance voice who also writes, edits and aggregates for Global Voices Onine. A fund to assist her with what is likely to be a lengthy court battle may be found at: InMediahHK

The offending picture is here:

Naked woman in Cina

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2 Responses to “Global Voices Correspondent Facing Jail and $400,000 HKD Fine For Obsenity”

  1. skh.pcolaon Jul 10th 2007 at 1:35 am

    Astonishing. That is more art than pornography, and more tame than an R-rated movie here (in the US).

  2. adminon Jul 18th 2007 at 1:19 pm

    You’re right!

    Please take a look at the newest post for an update and a way to assist….

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