Chinese human rights lawyer gets suspended sentence after social media posts criticised ruling Communist Party

December 22, 2015 6:54 AM

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Chinese human rights lawyer gets suspended sentence after social media posts criticised ruling Communist Party

A Chinese lawyer is expected to be freed after a Beijing court gave him a suspended jail sentence after finding him guilty in a case involving online comments critical of the ruling Communist Party.

The court found Pu Zhiqiang guilty of provoking troubles and inciting ethnic hatred, and sentenced him to three years in prison but said the sentence will be suspended for three years.

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