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Citizen-journalist gets virtual death sentence a day after Liu Xia’s release

NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community to press China to rescind the outrageous 13-year jail sentence imposed on Qin Yongmin, a well-known citizen-journalist and pro-democracy activist, on a charge of subversion – the longest sentence for this kind of charge in the past 15 years in China.The sentence was passed on the 64-year-old Qin by an intermediate court in the central city of Wuhan on 11 July, just one day after the Chinese authorities released Liu Xia

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