Legal experts challenge corruption charges against journalists

Several high profile legal experts, lawyers, and are mounting of the corruption charges used against journalists with the Southern Metropolis News (Nanfang Dushi Bao). These critics argue that the corruption charges violate new constitutional guarantees protecting private . Several of their appeals (in Chinese) are posted online by the Open Constitution Initiative.

Read an article by Agence Presse here.

CPJ today also wrote a letter to President protesting the arrests of the journalists.

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