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Luo Daiqing, 20, was arrested in Wuhan, China, in July after posting tweets critical of the government while he was studying in the US, according to court documents Axios obtained. The University of Minnesota student was sentenced to six months in prison in November. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . A University of Minnesota student was arrested in China and sentenced to six months in prison for posting tweets critical of the government, Axios reported Wednesday. The outlet obtained Chinese court documents showing that 20-year-old Luo Daiqing was arrested in his hometown of Wuhan last July, while he was home for summer break. He was sentenced to six months in prison in November for using “his Twitter account to post more than 40 comments denigrating a national leader’s image and indecent pictures,” which “created a negative social impact,” according to the documents seen by Axios. Axios viewed Daiqing’s suspected Twitter account before it was taken down, and said it included posts with cartoons making fun of President Xi Jinping.