Human rights activist Yang Chunlin to be tried next week



    MONTREAL, Feb. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Yang Chunlin, a human rights activist
who has been held since July 2007 for taking part in the "We want human rights
not Olympic Games" campaign, is to be tried on 19 February. His lawyer, Li
Fangping, said he feared his client would be found guilty of "inciting
subversion of state power." Yu Changwu and Wang Guilin, two other participants
in the campaign, were sentenced last month to reeducation through work.
    Yang's sister, Yang Chunping, said he has not received any family visits
since his arrest. She said she feared she would not be able to attend the
trial as it has been classified as involving "state secrets."




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