As Olympics near, China begins crackdown by arresting blogger

As the country prepares to open the 2008 Summer Olympics in three weeks, Chinese officials have arrested a writer and dissident who was already on probation after being charged a few years ago.

Du Daobin, 43, who was found guilty of charges of "incitement to subvert state power" in 2004, was scheduled to end his parole on August 4, just four days before the start of the summer games. He was initially arrested in 2003 after posting blog entries and articles talking about democracy and human rights changes the Chinese government should make in the future.
The articles accused China's leadership of being illegitimate, violent, cruel, unfair and corrupt, among other accusations. This time around, Du reportedly left his town on numerous occassions without approval by the government...read more.

Source: Betanews