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China: Harsh Sentence for Rights Activist

Expand Huang Qi.  (New York) – Chinese authorities should immediately quash the 12-year sentence on baseless charges handed down to a veteran activist, Huang Qi, Human Rights Watch said today. The Sichuan court website posted the sentence for “deliberately leaking state secrets” and “illegally providing state secrets abroad” on July 29, 2019, without notifying Huang’s family. “The fabricated case against Huang Qi shows the Chinese government’s boundless hostility to peaceful activism,” said Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch. “The 12-year sentence is an act of cruelty…

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