Thursday, December 25, 2014   

Anti-graft activists on trial in Beijing
(01-23 13:47)

Two mainland activists who campaigned for officials to disclose their assets go on trial today in Beijing, amid a crackdown on dissent.
Dozens of police have surrounded the court in Beijing, where Zhao Changqing and Hou Xin stand trial for their role in the New Citizens Movement. They follow the movement's founder, Xu Zhiyong, who was tried yesterday on charges of disrupting public order.
The activists face up to five years in jail for their role in protests calling for government officials to disclose their assets. One of them was a student leader during the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy protests and has served two prison terms totalling eight years for his continued pro-democracy activities. --RTHK   
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