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Xia Lin, a lawyer whose clients included Ai Weiwei and others who challenged authorities, is sentenced to 12 years for fraud

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he heavy sentence shocked Xia Lin, a rights lawyer based in Beijing, and his supporters. They described the case as part of a government campaign to silence lawyers involved in challenges to the Communist Party.
6 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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