A Chinese novelist has been sentenced to jail for 10 years for allegedly writing and selling homoerotic works, triggering criticism of the judgement online.
The judgment, by a court in the city of Wuhu, was announced on October 31, but Liu's case was only recently brought to nationwide attention after being shared widely online.
The production and sale of pornography is strictly prohibited in China. However, the harsh punishment given to Liu has caused outrage among social media users
The long jail term has been called unjust when those convicted of more serious crimes, like rape, are handed shorter punishment.
Many social media users argued that the sentence she received was excessive.
9710 years for a novel? That's too much