China jails prominent human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong

China jails prominent human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong
 

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer has been jailed for two years, the latest conviction in Beijing's crackdown on rights activists.
Jiang Tianyong was found guilty of inciting subversion of state power and defaming China's political system.
His wife told Reuters that the verdict was unacceptable. Amnesty International dismissed the trial as a "sham".
Mr Jiang was an outspoken critic of the government's crackdown on dissenters, representing some of those rounded up.
It is estimated that more than 300 lawyers, legal assistants and activists have been questioned, and more than... read more

 
21 November 2017 in World News, Views: 56
Source: BBC
Share:
 




News Widget for Webmasters


Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31