China imprisons Father for protesting against poisoned Fonteera milk
China jails tainted milk activist Zhao Lianhai
A Chinese activist who campaigned for compensation for victims of a 2008 contaminated baby milk scandal has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.
Zhao Lianhai, whose child was among the 300,000 made ill by the milk, was convicted of inciting social disorder.
Mr Zhao founded a website to provide information for parents after it was found milk formula had been laced with the industrial chemical melamine to give it a high protein-content reading.
At least six babies died.
"It is such a harsh sentence," Mr Zhao's lawyer Li Fangping told the Associated Press news agency.
"The crimes he was accused of were nothing more than what regular citizens would do to defend their rights."
WTF? Zhao Lianhai simply wanted to provide information to parents about the poisoned milk Fonteera were involved in and he gets a 2 and a half year sentence?
Do we really want to sell a regime like that our farm land? Arresting artists for expressing themselves and now parents whose babies get sick from poisoned Fonteera milk seem so petty and cruel it makes a mockery of China's attempt to portray themselves as a benign force of peoples friendship.