Chinese Rights Lawyer, Pu Zhiqiang, Is Given Suspended Prison Sentence

December 22, 2015 3:46 AM

21 0

Chinese Rights Lawyer, Pu Zhiqiang, Is Given Suspended Prison Sentence

BEIJING — One of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers was given a suspended prison sentence on Tuesday after being convicted of two charges in connection with his provocative online criticism of the government, state-run media reported.

The sentence — three years in prison, with a three-year reprieve — meant that the lawyer, Pu Zhiqiang, 50, would go free, and that he would not serve more time behind bars unless he committed another offense, said Liang Xiaojun, a criminal defense attorney. But Mr. Liang said the conviction also mea...

Also read: Co-Conspirator Gets 20 Years in Indianapolis House Explosion

Read more

To category page

Loading...