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Journalist in China Appeals 7-Year Sentence

Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu appeared in Beijing’s high court on Tuesday to appeal a seven-year sentence for "leaking state secrets," a ruling that has been criticized by free speech advocates and foreign governments. Security was tight outside the courthouse where the closed-door proceedings took place. Gao Yu’s lawyer Shang Baojun could not provide any specific details about the proceedings, but says the 71-year-old journalists’ health appeared to be stable. Shang did...

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