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Chinese activist jailed for five years: rights groups

Chinese activist jailed for five years: rights groups
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Beijing, Jan 29 (AFP) The founder of a prominent Chinese civil and human rights website was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for inciting state subversion, according to human rights organisations.

 

 

 

Liu Feiyue created and ran the Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch website, which covers a range of civil and human rights issues, including protests, police abuses, and government corruption — sensitive topics that are scrubbed from most Chinese media sites.

 

The Suizhou Intermediate People’s Court in central Hubei province sentenced him after he was found guilty of “inciting subversion of state power”, according to Human Rights Watch.


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