CHINA COURT JAILS ACTIVIST XU ZHIYONG

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BEIJING: Prominent Chinese legal activist Xu Zhiyong was sentenced to four years’ jail on Sunday for his role in organizing anti-corruption protests, furthering a crackdown on a rights movement he championed and sparking international criticism. The 40-year-old lawyer was a central figure in the New Citizens Movement, a loose network of activists who organised street protests and dinner discussions on causes from educational equality to official corruption.

AFP

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