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Recently Writer’s Relief learned that a Chinese author received a ten-year jail sentence for writing homoerotic fiction. According to an article published by the Huffington Post:
A Chinese court’s 10-year jail term for an author of a homoerotic book found guilty of profiting from selling “obscene” literature has been met with disbelief among some internet users who question how the crime could warrant so severe a punishment. The author, surnamed Liu, was found guilty on Oct. 31 by Wuhu county court in eastern Anhui province after she self-published a book that “obscenely and in detail described gay male-male acts,” according to state media.