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Xinjiang court upholds ‘extraordinarily harsh’ 19-year sentence for outspoken writer Zhang Haitao

A Xinjiang court struck down an appeal on Monday over the 19-year sentence of writer and activist Zhang Haitao. Zhang was sentenced in January to 15 years for “inciting subversion of state power” and a shorter sentence for “providing intelligence to those outside borders.” He filed an appeal in February, which was delayed multiple times. His sentence was “extraordinarily harsh,” Frances […]