Suspened jail term for China rights lawyer

December 22, 2015 7:51 AM

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BEIJING — One of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers is set to be freed after a Beijing court on Tuesday gave him a suspended prison sentence in a case involving online comments critical of the ruling Communist Party.

The court convicted Pu Zhiqiang on charges of disturbing public order 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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