China Jails Human Rights Lawyer

China has jailed a prominent human rights lawyer for inciting subversion of state power Jiang Tianyong, who has represented high-profile Chinese dissidents, was sentenced Tuesday, Nov

21 to two years in prison A court in the city of Changsha said Jiang used social media to defame the country's political system and incite others to demonstrate Jiang's wife Jin Bianling, rejected the ruling, telling Reuters, "I do not acknowledge or accept this verdict" She went on to say that her husband is innocent The sentence has also drawn criticism from human rights groups, which say it's part of the government's crackdown on legal activists and opposition to the Communist Party

The 46-year-old went missing after going to Changsha to advise a fellow human rights lawyer and has spent the past year in state detention The court also announced Tuesday that Jiang will not appeal the decision For United News International, I'm Cambrie Caldwell

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