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China: Activist given 10 years prison sentence
29 Mar 2011
BY MOHAMMAD FAKHAR ZAMAN

Liu Xianbin, a pro-democracy activist, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after a trial over charges of subversion of state that lasted only a few hours. Liu was arrested after publishing articles on the internet calling for democratic reforms. He has been imprisoned twice before; once for his role in the Tiananmen Square protests, and again in 1998 for 10 years on charges of subversion after he co-founded the China Democracy Party.

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