Journalist not given fair deal for trial, wife says – Straits Times

From Straits Times, via Asia Media (link):

A journalist who reported on alleged local government corruption in central China’s Hunan province will go on trial next week without having been able to prepare his defence, his wife said yesterday.

The trial of Yang Xiaoqing, who was charged with extortion following his investigations into corruption in Longhui county, will begin on Wednesday, his wife, Ms Gong Jie, said.

“He’s going on trial but the court has refused his lawyer permission to look at the case documents, so it has been impossible to prepare his defence,” Ms Gong said.

May 5, 2006, 8:24 PM
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