Zhao Dongmin, after a year in police custody, was recently found guilty of 'disrupting public order' by a court in northern Shaanxi province. He was sentenced to three years in jail.
Zhao, a lawyer by training and a Communist Party member, had tried to set up a multi-factory committee to monitor corruption while state-enterprises were being re-structured.
To read Zhao Dongmin statement click here.
Zhao joins Li Wangyang and a number of other workers jailed for 'illegal' trade union activities in China.