Veteran journalist goes on trial in China over leak of Communist Party policy document

November 21, 2014 3:38 AM

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BEIJING – A veteran journalist who is one of the best-known intellectuals to have been imprisoned for supporting the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy protests has gone on trial in closed-door proceedings in Beijing on new accusations of leaking state secrets.

Gao Yu, 70, was detained for illegally obtaining a secret Communist Party document and providing it to a website for publication, according to previous state media reports.

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