Thursday, July 31, 2014   

Xu Zhiyong's trial ends in Beijing
(01-23 12:18)

The trial of a mainland activist who has led a grassroots campaign demanding a fairer society and official accountability has concluded in Beijing, and a verdict and possible sentence will be handed down at a later date.
Xu Zhiyong is accused of disrupting public order by organising small protests to call for education equality and the disclosure of public officials' assets to curb corruption, RTHK reports.
But his lawyer stressed his client is innocent, and that the allegations made against him were fabricated.
The trial was carried out amid tight security.
Journalists and supporters were barred from getting anywhere near the courthouse.   
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