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Legal news from Friday, December 25, 2009
14:12 EDT

[JURIST] Chinese rights activist Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Friday on subversion charges. Liu was tried [JURIST report] on Wednesday in a trial that lasted only two hours and was closed to foreign diplomats. The trial was called "a travesty of justice" [press release] by [read more]

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[JURIST] Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was indicted Thursday along with his wife and 20 other family members and prominent business leaders on charges of corruption and money laundering in relation to Chen's financial reform program. Chen and his wife are accused [Taiwan News report] [read more]

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