China Dissident Gets Tougher Sentence

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Chinese democracy activist Zhu Yufu has been given a stricter sentence after being retried for a fight with police in which he and his son were beaten, a network of overseas activists said Thursday.

Wednesday’s decision upheld Zhu’s two-year prison sentence but also deprived him of his political rights for two years, four months and 26 days after his release, according to the overseas-based China Human Rights Defenders, a network of activists and rights monitoring groups.

It said the president of the Shangcheng district court in the eastern city of Hangzhou found mistakes in the trial and decided to try the two men again. Zhu had been sentenced last July on charges of attacking police and interfering in public duties.

More on Zhu Yufu’s background from Angry Chinese Blogger

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