China human rights lawyer convicted of inciting subversion Jeannie Shawl at 11:53 AM ET
[JURIST] Chinese human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng [Wikipedia profile] has been convicted by a court in Beijing of inciting subversion of state power [CECC report], his lawyers said Thursday. Gao was convicted after entering a guilty plea, but his lawyers - who were not permitted to attend court proceedings - said they doubted the credibility of his "spontaneous" admission of guilt.
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