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Verdict for Chinese Dissident Expected Sunday

The lawyer for Chinese dissident Xu Zhiyong, who went on trial on Wednesday, said the verdict will be announced Sunday morning, just days after the one-day trial. Xu's lawyer, Zhang Qingfang, said he'd been notified in writing by authorities as early as Wednesday, when Xu's trial kicked off, that he would be sentenced on Sunday.   “This means that even before the trial, the court had already communicated this and that they had already discussed what the verdict would be...

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