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China Trial Prepares to Mute Human Rights Lawyer

Chinese authorities will put prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang on trial Monday. Pu, who has spent more than 1½ years in custody, faces up to eight years in prison for allegedly using social media posts to incite ethnic hatred and create disturbances. Western governments, including the United States, have been critical of his case and called for his release. Rights groups say Pu’s hearing is nothing but a "political show trial" that raises questions about China’s...

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