China court sentences anti-corruption activists to jail

[JURIST] A Chinese court on Friday convicted activists with ties to the New Citizens Movement [advocacy website, in Chinese; WSJ backgrounder] on the grounds of gathering a mob to disturb the public. The New Citizens Movement is a grass-roots organization which seeks to draw attention to matters of public concern, including equal access to education and disclosure of Chinese officials’ personal assets, in order to combat public corruption. Four human rights lawyers were all sentenced to at least two years…


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