Second legal rights activist sentenced as China reins in critics

August 3, 2016 5:43 AM

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Second legal rights activist sentenced as China reins in critics

It was the second in a series of cases underscoring the ruling Communist Party's determination to rein in government critics.

State broadcaster CCTV said Hu Shigen had admitted "subversion, damaging national security and harming social stability" at the start of his hearing before the Tianjin No 2 Intermediate People's Court.

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