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China: Chen Guangcheng sentenced to four years

Categories: East Asia, China, Human Rights, Politics

Chinese Law professor blog comments on the result of Chen Guangcheng's court case. “The extremely harsh sentence for Chen Guangcheng confirms not only the lawlessness and vindictiveness of the authorities of Linyi City but also the determination of the national Communist Party Political-Legal Committee to intimidate and suppress the country's rising generation of human rights activist-lawyers. [1]

Zeng jin-yan has Chen's full defence statement (zh) [2] in her blog.