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China: Rights Website Founder Sentenced to 5 Years

(New York) – Chinese authorities should immediately quash the conviction and unconditionally release the founder of a human rights news website, Human Rights Watch said today. On January 29, 2019, a court in Hubei province sentenced Liu Feiyue to five years in prison after convicting him on charges of “inciting subversion of state power.” Expand Liu Feiyue. Source: CHRD Liu, 48, is a veteran activist and founder of Minsheng Guancha (Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch, 民生观察). The website, created in 2006, has reported on a wide range of human rights issues in China, including prosecutions…

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