China Brings Same Charges in New Case for Journalist – Jim Yardley

From the New York Times (link):

Chinese prosecutors have indicted a researcher for The New York Times on accusations of fraud and disclosing , a reinstatement of the same case that authorities dropped two months ago.

The reintroduction of charges against , 44, who worked in The Times’s Beijing bureau, means that legal proceedings against him are at a new starting point, even though he has spent almost 21 months in prison without a hearing or an appearance before a judge.

Mo Shaoping, the lead defense lawyer for Mr. Zhao, said Chinese law requires that a trial be held within six weeks, though prosecutors can seek at least two postponements.

May 16, 2006, 8:26 PM
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