Celia Hatton
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Xu Zhiyong case: Media 'forced away by police'

A Chinese court has sentenced prominent human rights activist Xu Zhiyong to four years in prison.

Mr Xu, who campaigned for children's rights and against corruption, was convicted of "gathering crowds to disrupt public order".

Celia Hatton said that the foreign media were forced away from the courthouse by police.

One of the Xu Zhiyong's lawyers was bundled into a police van after he condemned the sentence.

  • 26 Jan 2014
  • From the section China
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