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A policeman speaks into his walkie talkie while on patrol outside the off-limits courthouse where a Beijing court upheld on appeal the 11-year jail term for leading Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

Open quoteThe court ignored all the points raised by the defense lawyer at the trial, so what point is there in appealing? Close quote

  • wife of Chen Xi, a Chinese dissident handed a 10-year jail sentence Monday for inciting subversion through online essays - the second lengthy sentence given to an activist in China in four days
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