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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Ran Yunfei
Chinese police have filed subversion charges against another human rights activist, the man's wife said Wednesday, the latest move against dissent since anonymous online calls urged Chinese to imitate pro-democracy protests in North Africa and the Middle East.
A U.N. committee is calling on China to release a prominent human rights lawyer missing for nearly a year, saying his detention violates international law.
Earlier this week, the wife of blogger and writer Ran Yunfei said she had received a notice saying subversion charges had been filed against him.
Before being taken away last month, Ran wrote online for more than a decade, frequently criticizing government policies and calling for tolerance for dissenting views.