New York Times Researcher on Trial in China – Zhang Jing (Updated)

From the Washington Post:

A Chinese researcher in the bureau here was tried on charges of fraud and divulging Friday in day-long proceedings conducted behind closed doors at a Beijing court, his lawyers said.

The chief defense lawyer, , said a verdict will be handed down later, in keeping with Chinese legal practice. Mo said he was banned by the court from describing arguments brought by the prosecutor or his own defense because the case allegedly concerns state secrets. [Full text]

UPDATE (6/17/06): For more details about Zhao’s trial, see “China Trial of Times Researcher Ends Without Verdict” from the New York Times. See also Google News for more on this topic. For more background on his case, see news from CDT.

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