Hearing set in China state secrets trial of NYT researcher Brett Murphy at 11:52 AM ET
[JURIST] A hearing in China's case against former New York Times researcher Zhao Yan [HRIC profile, PDF] has been scheduled for Friday, Zhao's lawyer announced on Monday. Zhao is charged with providing state secrets to foreigners, and faces a possible prison sentence of 10 years. The court could render a verdict during the hearing, which was previously delayed in both July and June [JURIST reports]; however, it remains unclear whether a verdict will actually be handed down.
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