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Sentence for artist Ai Weiwei’s defence lawyer reduced from 12 to 10 years on appeal

The sentence for Xia Lin, artist Ai Weiwei’s one-time defence lawyer, has been reduced from 12 to 10 years following an appeal to a Beijing court on Friday morning. A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer, Xia was detained in 2014 and later charged by the police for fraud. His original verdict was delivered last September. RTHK reported […]