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3Novices:China rights lawyer wins little in successful appeal of sentence

Rights lawyer Xia Lin, who has defended high-profile activists and dissidents, had his jail term reduced from 12 to 10 years by an appeal court in Beijing on Friday, his lawyer said.
Xia, whose former clients include outspoken artist Ai Weiwei, Sichuan earthquake activist Tan Zuoren and rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, was first convicted of fraud involving 4.8 million yuan (US$697,000) last September, nearly two years after being detained.
Calling the sentence “an act of retaliation” by…
April 21, 2017 at 08:39PM http://ift.tt/2oRzVH7
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