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 state secrets, a reinstatement of the same case that authorities dropped two months ago.
The reintroduction of charges against Zhao Yan, 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.