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Aug 2, 2016

Chinese human rights activist gets suspended sentence

A Chinese court issued a suspended three-year prison sentence to a human rights activist charged with subversion of state power after a brief trial Tuesday, the first publicly acknowledged hearing in a yearlong case shrouded in secrecy and involving hundreds of Chinese human rights ...

Fearing secret trial, activists' friends protest China court

Aug 1, 2016

Fearing secret trial, activists' friends protest China court

Around two dozen supporters of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer and three activists charged with subversion protested outside a northern city court Monday amid widespread concerns that authorities were holding their trials in secret. Flanked by Western diplomats, the supporters gathered outside the ...

Jul 27, 2016

China sentences Hong Kong journalists to up to 5 years in prison

A southern Chinese court has sentenced four people, including at least two Hong Kong journalists, to prison on charges of running an illegal business after they reportedly sent copies of their sensitive political magazines to mainland China. A court in Shenzhen said Wednesday the ...

Hooded teen speaks as Australia juvenile abuse anger mounts

Jul 27, 2016

Hooded teen speaks as Australia juvenile abuse anger mounts

A teenage boy shown hooded and shackled in images from a juvenile detention center that shocked Australia has apologized for his crimes as anger mounted over the scandal Wednesday. The treatment of Dylan Voller has become the focus of outrage after graphic evidence was ...

Former top Chinese general sentenced for taking bribes

Jul 25, 2016

Former top Chinese general sentenced for taking bribes

A Chinese military court has sentenced former top Gen. Guo Boxiong to life in prison for taking bribes. The official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that Guo had also been stripped of his rank and forced to hand over all his assets to the ...