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China jails prominent rights activist for four years

By Reuters | Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:16 PM
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(Updates with White House condemnation, paragraphs 9-10)

By Sui-Lee Wee

BEIJING, Jan 26 (Reuters) - A court sentenced one of China's most prominent rights advocates to four years in prison on Sunday after he campaigned for the rights of children from rural areas to be educated in cities and for officials to disclose their assets.

Xu Zhiyong's jailing will send a stark warning to activists that...

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