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China Jails Prominent Rights Activist for 4 Years

A Chinese court has sentenced a prominent rights activist to four years in prison on Sunday after he championed the rights of children from rural areas to be educated in cities and called for officials to disclose their assets as part of an anti-graft campaign. The Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court sentenced Xu Zhiyong 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...

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