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Rights Groups Denounce Guilty Verdict for Chinese Lawyer

A Beijing court Tuesday found prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang guilty of “inciting ethnic hatred” and “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” but gave him a suspended three-year jail term, meaning he could be released in ten days if he decides not to appeal. Rights groups condemned the court’s conviction as a travesty of justice, and one which showcases China’s attempts to send a warning to outspoken activists. Guilty verdict The second intermediate people’s court of...

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