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China lawyer gets 7 years in third subversion trial this week




(MENAFN - Asia Times) Zhou Shifeng

The sentence handed down to Zhou Shifeng results from his actions related to his role as director of Beijing's Fengrui Law Firm that took on sensitive cases and represented people who dared challenge the party.

Zhou, 52, accepted the ruling and will not appeal, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

His half-day trial in the northern city of Tianjin followed those of two related legal activists earlier this week, both on charges of subversion. As with the others, Zhou was detained in July of last year amid a sweeping roundup of activists and lawyers. About 300 of them were initially seized and questioned before most were released. Read More


China lawyer gets 7 years in third subversion trial this week

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