China resumes prosecution of Times researcher, lawyer says – AFP

From AFP, via Yahoo News (link):

Chinese prosecutors have issued a new indictment against jailed China-based New York Times researcher Zhao Yan, two months after dropping charges of leaking state secrets, his lawyer has said.

“There has been a new indictment in Zhao Yan’s case,” lawyer Mo Shaoping told AFP.

Mo said he had not yet been informed whether authorities have laid new charges against his client, nor has he been informed about whether authorities have found new evidence.

See also “China resumes probe on journalist” from the Financial Times (link).

May 14, 2006 11:43 PM
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