China jails prominent rights activist for four years

China sentenced one of the most prominent rights advocates to four years in prison on Sunday.

China jails prominent rights activist for four years

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Chinese court sentenced one of China's most prominent rights advocates to four years in prison on Sunday after he campaigned for the rights of children from rural areas to be educated in cities and for officials to disclose their assets.

The Beijing No.1 Intermediate People's Court found Xu Zhiyong guilty of "gathering a crowd to disturb public order", the court said on its official microblog. Xu was tried on Wednesday.

Last Mod: 26 Ocak 2014, 13:26
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