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Five Protestants sentenced up to five years in prison in Xinjiang
All five attended a bible study group as part of a group of 40 Christians. They were arrested for “gathering a crowd to disrupt social order”. Prosecutors reportedly sent the case back twice for further investigation before indicting them. All five pleaded not guilty and said they would appeal the verdict.
China tops world in censuring religious websites
Access to AsiaNews also blocked
Freedom of expression on trial
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Zhang Kai, lawyer who defends China’s crosses from demolition, is released
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