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China Court Upholds Jail Term for Activist

In a widely anticipated move, a court in China upheld a four-year jail term given to legal scholar Xu Zhiyong for his political activism. Xu is the founder of a transparency movement that has pressed officials to disclose their assets. His detention and prison sentence have drawn international criticism.   Xu Zhiyong had been found guilty in January of gathering a crowd to disturb public order.   His appeal, rejected on Friday by the Beijing Intermediate People's...

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