Verdict delayed in China state secrets trial of NYT researcher Jaime Jansen at 10:15 AM ET
[JURIST] The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court has delayed the verdict in the trial of Zhao Yan [HRIC profile, PDF], a former New York Times researcher, a defense lawyer said Friday. Zhao has been indicted for "providing state secrets to foreigners" following a 2004 New York Timesreport [text] that revealed the resignation of Jiang Zemin as head of the military before it was formally announced and his trial finished last week. Zhao's lawyer said Friday the verdict has been delayed for one month, with an answer expected by July 25, adding that it is common for a delay in a case "where there is a great discrepancy between prosecutors and defense lawyers."
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