Chinese journalist jailed for document leak

April 17, 2015 11:00 AM

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A veteran Chinese journalist was jailed for seven years for leaking a document detailing the Communist Party’s resolve to target civil press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power.

The sentence against Gao Yu, 71, comes amid a widening clampdown on free speech that highlights the gap between China’s vision of rule of law and Western notions of civil liberties and judicial fairness.

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