China Verdict On Dissident Hu Jia Due Thursday: Lawyer

From AFP:

The verdict for prominent Chinese human rights dissident Hu Jia, accused of , will be announced on Thursday, one of his said.

“We hope Hu Jia will be freed. But we are not optimistic,” lawyer told AFP on Monday after being informed by the court of the verdict date.

Li said the majority of such cases ended in a guilty verdict, adding that Hu could be sentenced to over five years in .

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