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Second Legal Activist Sentenced as China Reins in Critics

A Chinese legal rights activist was sentenced to 7 years in prison on subversion charges Wednesday, in the second in a series of cases underscoring the ruling Communist Party's determination to rein in government critics. State broadcaster CCTV said Hu Shigen had pleaded guilty to “subversion, damaging national security and harming social stability” at the start of his hearing before the Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People's Court. It said Hu had decided not to appeal the...

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