China rights activist convicted of subversion denied appeal: lawyer Katerina Ossenova at 3:22 PM ET
[JURIST] A lawyer for Chinese human rights activist Hu Jia [advocacy blog; JURIST news archive], sentenced [JURIST report] in early April to over three years in prison on charges of inciting subversion of state power [JURIST news archive], said Thursday that his client has been denied an appeal. Hu's lawyer said that Hu had 10 days to appeal his conviction, but that Hu's legal team was not allowed to visit Hu in prison to discuss an appeal. Hu was formally charged in February after he made public letters and recordings [JURIST reports] from Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng alleging that Gao was tortured into confessing to subversion charges.
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