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Chinese Journalist Sentenced to 7 Years for Leaking Document

A Chinese court has sentenced a journalist to seven years in prison for leaking an internal Communist Party document to a foreign website, her lawyer said on Friday. Gao Yu, 71, who was tried behind closed doors in Beijing last November, was convicted of providing state secrets to foreign contacts.  She has denied the charges. The document warned against the spread of Western democracy, universal values, civil rights and press freedom, which the party considers threats to its...

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