Prison Sentence Reduced for China Editor – AP

From AP via the News Tribune:

A jailed editor of a Chinese newspaper known for its aggressive reporting has had his eight-year prison sentence reduced by one year, a Hong Kong newspaper said Thursday.

The news about Southern Metropolitan Daily‘s Yu Huafeng came just weeks after his colleague, Li Minying, was released from prison three years before the end of his six-year sentence, Ming Pao Daily News reported.

Both were convicted of embezzlement and graft, but many believe the charges were trumped up by officials seeking revenge for media reports that embarrassed the local government in the southern province of Guangdong.

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