China – Cyber-dissident gets heavy jail term after unfair trial

Reporters Without Borders Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) – Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that cyber-dissident Liu Xianbin was sentenced to ten years in jail today on a charge of inciting subversion of state authority after his right to a proper legal defence was repeatedly violated. Arrested on 28 June 2010 and held at the Suining detention centre in the southwestern province of Sichuan, Liu had access to just one of his lawyers, Ma Xiopeng, for a single meeting on 5 November 2010 (see the release ). Ma learned of the date of his client’s trial just four days in advance and so had little time to prepare the case.

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