China Postpones Trial Date for Times Researcher – David Lague

From the New York Times:

Chinese authorities have postponed an informal trial date for a New York Times researcher accused of fraud and disclosing , his lawyer said today.

The researcher, Zhao Yan, 44, who worked in the Beijing bureau of The New York Times, was preliminarily scheduled to stand trial on June 8.

His lawyer, Mo Shaoping, said authorities had not yet set a new date for the start of proceedings. [Full text]

See also a chronology of Zhao’s case from Human Rights Watch, and more on China’s state secrets laws here.

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