Zhai Yanmin Sentenced as Black Friday Trials Begin

Authorities are moving forward with trials for several detained since last July’s “Black Friday” crackdown, which saw as many as 300 human rights lawyers and activists detained, more than 20 of whom remain behind bars after more than a year. On Tuesday, a Tianjin court tried activist Zhai Yanmin, delivering a surprisingly light three-year suspended sentence. Covering Zhai’s … Continue reading Zhai Yanmin Sentenced as Black Friday Trials Begin