China sets Friday hearing for N.Y. Times researcher – Reuters

From Reuters:

A Chinese researcher for the New York Times who was tried by Beijing on charges of revealing state secrets is set for a court hearing on Friday, raising the possibility of a verdict, his lawyer said on Monday.

, who began work at the New York Times’s Beijing bureau in 2004, was detained in September of that year on the secrets charge after the paper reported former Chinese President Jiang Zemin would give up his sole remaining leadership post as military chief. The report turned out to be correct.

Zhao was tried on June. His lawyer, Mo Shaoping, said it was unclear whether a verdict would be delivered at the Friday hearing. [Full text]

Read more about the Zhao Yan case, via CDT.

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