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China: Tan Zuoren’s Harsh Sentence Upheld by Sichuan High Court

The Sichuan Provincial High People’s Court upheld the judgment of activist and environmentalist Tan Zuoren (谭作人). Tan was convicted of “inciting subversion of state power” in February 2010 and sentenced to five years in prison, with an additional three years’ deprivation of political rights, following a trial in August 2009. (via Chinese Human Rights Defenders)

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  • […] disaster following the Sichuan earthquake, he launched an investigation. When Old Tan got put away, he went to bear witness and instead got attacked; when his assistant Liu Yanping was being held, he […]

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