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Nephew of Blind Chinese Activist Sentenced to Prison

Posted November 30th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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The nephew of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has been sentenced to more than three years in prison in a case seen by rights groups as retaliation for Chen’s escape from house arrest earlier this year. The Yinan County People’s Court convicted Chen Kegui Friday of assaulting officials earlier this year who stormed into his […]

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Nephew of Blind Chinese Activist on Trial

Posted November 30th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The nephew of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has gone on trial in a case seen by rights groups as retaliation for Chen’s escape from house arrest earlier this year. The father of Chen Kegui said his son faced charges Friday in the northeastern Yinan County Court that he assaulted officials who stormed into his […]

Nephew of Blind Chinese Activist on Trial

Posted November 30th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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The nephew of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has gone on trial in a case seen by rights groups as retaliation for Chen’s escape from house arrest earlier this year and subsequent asylum in the United States. The father of Chen Kegui said his son faced charges Friday in the northeastern Yinan County Court that […]

Prominent Chinese Dissident Sentenced for Fraud

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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A lawyer for a prominent Chinese dissident says his client has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for contract fraud. The lawyer said Li Befeng was sentenced Monday at a court in southwestern Sichuan province. Li was formerly imprisoned for five years for involvement in the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy movement. Li is a […]

Chinese Court Upholds Tax Charges Against Dissident Ai Weiwei

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese court has upheld a $2.4 million tax-evasion fine against dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who says the charges are politically motivated. Speaking to reporters outside a Beijing court Thursday, the internationally recognized artist called the ruling “shameless,” saying his lawyers were not allowed to present his case. “Moreover, they didn’t even inform us of […]

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Chinese Court Upholds Tax Charges Against Dissident Ai Weiwei

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese court has upheld a $2.4 million tax evasion fine against dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who says the charges are politically motivated. Speaking to reporters outside a Beijing court Thursday, the internationally recognized artist called the ruling “shameless,” saying his lawyers were not allowed to present his case. It was the second time that […]

Chinese Dissident Loses Tax Appeal

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei said his client lost his appeal Friday against a multi-million-dollar tax evasion fine on a company he founded. Pu Zhiqiang said the Beijing Chaoyang District court rejected an appeal against the fine levied on Fake Cultural Development Limited, a firm that markets Ai’s art. Ai told […]

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Chinese Dissident Loses Tax Appeal

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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The lawyer for Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei said his client lost his appeal Friday against a multi-million-dollar tax evasion fine on a company he founded. Pu Zhiqiang said the Beijing Chaoyang District court rejected an appeal against the fine levied on Fake Cultural Development Limited, a firm that markets Ai’s art. Ai told […]

Chinese Activist Decries “Lawless” Nature of China

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has written an opinion essay in The New York Times that calls on the Chinese government to investigate alleged mistreatment of his family and other dissidents. The self-trained lawyer who sought U.S. diplomatic protection after fleeing house arrest earlier this month said in the op-ed Wednesday that lawlessness is the “fundamental […]

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Blind Chinese Activist’s Brother Flees Guarded Home

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The brother of blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is reported to have fled his tightly guarded village in northeast China to seek legal advice on how to protect his son from what he says are retaliatory criminal charges. Media reports say Chen Guangfu met with a lawyer in Beijing Thursday after sneaking out of his […]

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