Trial Over Human Rights Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang's Tweets Sparks Scuffles in China

December 14, 2015 6:57 AM

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Trial Over Human Rights Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang's Tweets Sparks Scuffles in China

One of China's top human rights lawyers went on trial Monday for allegedly "inciting ethnic hatred" and "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" in seven social media posts between 2011 and 2014.

Pu Zhiqiang, who has been in custody for 19 months, faces up to eight years in prison if convicted of the charges.

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