Reporters Without Borders Says China Has Released Journalist Chen Yanbin

May 2, 2005

On April 28, Reporters Without Borders (RWB) stated that Chinese authorities had released journalist Chen Yanbin on April 12. In March 1991, Chinese authorities sentenced Chen and Zhang Yafei to 14 and 11 years in prison, respectively, for "incitement to rebellion" and "spreading counter-revolutionary propaganda" for publishing the magazine "Tielu" (Iron Currents). According to RWB, Chen remains deprived of his civil and political rights for the next four years.