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China: Trials of leading activists expose deep hypocrisy on rule of law

Headline Title:  China: Trials of leading activists expose deep hypocrisy on rule of law 20 November 2014 Trials of two leading activists on Friday will lay bare the Chinese authorities’ duplicity over the rule of law, Amnesty International said. Gao Yu, 70, a highly respected journalist, is accused of sharing state secrets and could face a life sentence if convicted at her trial in Beijing, which is being held behind closed doors.  In a separate case on the other side of the country, in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti, 45, is due…

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