Chinese Dissident Hu Chooses Not to Appeal

From AFP:

Leading Chinese dissident Hu Jia will not appeal a guilty verdict meted out to him for attempting to overthrow the Chinese government, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Li Jinsong said a Beijing intermediate court told him on Monday that Hu, who on Monday was made an honorary citizen of Paris, had decided not to appeal his April 3 conviction of inciting subversion of the state.

His three year and six month sentence will stand, Li said, adding: “I support Hu’s decision.”

Li last talked to Hu on April 4, when the activist indicated it would be futile to appeal.

April 22, 2008 4:13 PM
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