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A Chinese prodemocracy activist was sentenced Sept. 17 to one year in prison, suspended for three years, for ramming his car into a police blockade last June in front of the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo.

According to the ruling at the Tokyo District Court, Li Shen, 29, interfered with police officers on duty by suddenly starting his car and driving it into a blockade, ignoring officers’ warnings to stop. The incident took place on June 4 — the eighth anniversary of the military crackdown in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square — when Li was participating in a demonstration in front of the Chinese Embassy.

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