China Trial of Times Researcher Ends Without Verdict – David Lague

From the New York Times:

The closed trial of a researcher for The New York Times accused of disclosing and fraud ended here on Friday without the court’s reaching a verdict.

One of Mr. Zhao’s lawyers, Guan Anping, said the law allowed the court to deliberate for up to a month before releasing a verdict…

After the trial, Mr. Mo said a judge sitting on the case had warned that the proceedings were also regarded as a state secret and could not be discussed outside the court. Defense lawyers were warned they would be held responsible for any leaks. Mr. Guan described the trial, but not the substance of the defense.[Full Text]

See also BBC’s “China tries NY Times researcher


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