'Shrimp Boy' to be sentenced to life in Chinatown crime case

Aug 4, 2016

'Shrimp Boy' to be sentenced to life in Chinatown crime case

A one-time gang tough nicknamed “Shrimp Boy” who insisted he had changed his ways but was hounded by federal investigators is set to be sentenced to life in prison, following his conviction on racketeering, murder and scores of other charges. U.S. District Court Judge ...

China lawyer gets seven years in the third subversion trial this week

Aug 4, 2016

China lawyer gets seven years in the third subversion trial this week

A Chinese lawyer was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday in the third of a series of subversion trials demonstrating the ruling Communist Party’s determination to shut down independent human rights activists and government critics. The sentence handed down to Zhou Shifeng results ...

Aug 3, 2016

China sentences second rights activist in series of cases

A Chinese legal rights activist was sentenced to 7½ years in prison on subversion charges Wednesday, the second in a series of cases underscoring the ruling Communist Party’s determination to rein in government critics. State broadcaster CCTV said Hu Shigen had pleaded guilty to ...

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 ...