A Chinese women, Cheng Jianping, 46 was sentenced to one year in a labor camp for inciting hatred and violence via micro blogging site twitter.
She urged recipients to attack the Japanese Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo.
Under China's legal system, the police can send people to so-called re-education through labor for up to four years without trial.
Such labor centers are largely populated by pickpockets, drug users and prostitutes, but are also used as a punishment for those guilty of political offenses. Once sentenced, people have little chance of appeal.
- NYTimes input