Chinese novelist jailed for 10 years for ‘writing gay sex scenes’

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11/19/2018

A Chinese erotic writer has reportedly been jailed for more than 10 years after including gay sex scenes in one of her novels. State media reported that the writer, who uses the internet alias Tianyi, was sentenced to 10-and-a-half years in prison by a court in Anhui province for “producing and selling pornographic materials” in her 2017 novel Occupation, which features gay sex scenes. The author was identified with the surname Liu by state media. According to a television station in Anhui, it allegedly included “graphic depictions of male homosexual sex scenes,” reports South China Morning Post.

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