BEIJING — A court in China on Friday jailed veteran journalist Gao Yu for seven years on a "state secrets" charge that critics said is further evidence of a worsening crackdown against dissent and rights activists here.
Gao, 71, was sentenced for the crime of "illegally providing state secrets to (institutions) outside (China's) borders," Beijing's No. 3 Intermediate People's Court announced on its verified Sina Weibo account, a micro-blogging platform similar to Twitter. Gao was detained in May and tried in Novemb...
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