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Monday, January 4, 2010

China tries leading dissident on subversion charge

AP: Leading Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo went on trial on subversion charges Wednesday, in a case criticised by rights groups and the West as politically motivated. The 53-year-old Liu,a writer who was previously jailed over the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy protests, has been charged with "inciting subversion of state power" after co-authoring a bold call for political reform last year. Profile: Liu Xiaobo

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