John Ruwitch: Chinese journalists appeal for colleagues’ release

From Reuters:

More than 2,300 Chinese journalists have signed a letter challenging a provincial court to release two colleagues jailed on corruption charges they say were trumped up after a series of hard-hitting stories.

The letter, dated June 8, said Yu Huafeng and Li Minying of the outspoken Southern Metropolis Daily were innocent and called on the Guangdong People’s High Court to bring justice.

“We believe it is an unjust case and Yu Huafeng and Li Minying are innocent,” said the letter posted on the, a Web site affiliated with the journalism school at University of California, Berkeley.

Reporters Without Borders
also hailed the campaign.


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