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Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Given Suspended Sentence

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Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang is expected to be freed Tuesday after a court gave him a suspended three-year prison sentence for allegedly making critical statements against the ruling Communist Party. The court ruled that the 50-year-old Pu was guilty of "inciting ethnic hatred" and "picking quarrels and provoking trouble."  He will likely be placed under constant police surveillance and supervision during the three-year period, and is barred...

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