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Chinese Dissident Imprisoned for Anti-Graft Efforts

A Chinese court has sentenced a prominent legal scholar and rights activist to four years in prison after he called for officials to disclose their assets as part of an anti-graft campaign.The Beijing intermediate court sentenced Xu Zhiyong on Sunday after finding him guilty of "gathering crowds to disrupt public order."During his one-day trial last week, Xu stayed silent and did not defend himself.Xu, a 40-year-old legal scholar, founded the grassroots New Citizens Movement, which...

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