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China Reduces Sentence of 71-Year-Old Journalist

Chinese authorities have reduced the sentence of a 71-year-old journalist imprisoned for leaking state secrets. The lawyer for Gao Yu said a court reduced her sentence from seven years to five on Thursday. Her lawyers are now seeking medical release, as Gao suffers heart trouble. Gao had been jailed for six years following the government crackdown on the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, also charged with "leaking state secrets." She was jailed again earlier this year,...

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