Appeal hearing in Southern Metropolis News case opens (AFP)

Two editors with the Southern Metropolis News, who have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms on alleged corruption charges, have filed an appeal which is being heard today in Guangzhou.

The charges against the two, and their colleague, editor Cheng Yizhong, appear to be retribution by local officials for the paper’s aggressive reporting on the Sun Zhigang case and other sensitive issues.

June 7, 2004, 8:52 AM
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