From AP, via Guardian Unlimited (link):
A veteran Chinese dissident writer was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday on subversion charges, his lawyer said.
Yang Tianshui was found guilty after a half-day closed-door trial in the eastern city of Zhenjiang, lawyer Li Jianqiang said.
Li declined to give details of the evidence presented against Yang, saying it had been declared secret.
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