09 Sep '11, 6am

China veteran rights activist jailed for 9 months

China veteran rights activist jailed for 9 months

BEIJING: Chinese veteran rights activist and doctor Wang Lihong was sentenced Friday to nine months in jail for "creating a disturbance", as part of what campaigners say is a broad crackdown on dissent. The 55-year-old, a veteran of China's 1989 pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square, plans to appeal the sentence in the next 10 days, her lawyer Han Yicun told AFP. Wang was arrested in April, after online calls for Arab-style protests spooked authorities, prompting a widespread clampdown on dissent. Rights groups say her detention was linked to her support for activists who used the Internet to call for Chinese citizens to join those planned protests, which never materialised. She has been in detention for nearly six months already, and under Chinese law, only has a little more than three months left to complete her sentence, according to Han. He said Wang -- who went o...

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