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Futher Information: Chinese activist sentenced to nine years

, Index number: ASA 17/002/2012

Chen Wei, an activist detained in February 2011 during a crackdown to prevent "Jasmine Revolution-inspired" demonstrations in China, was sentenced to nine years in prison on 23 December 2011 on charges of “inciting subversion of state power”. Ding Mao was put under residential surveillance on 1 December 2011. Liang Haiyi remains detained incommunicado.

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