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China's first 'cyber-dissident' given 12-year jail term: court

China's first "cyber-dissident" Huang Qi, whose website reported on sensitive topics including human rights, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for leaking state secrets on Monday, a court said.

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 29 July 2019 9:00 AM GMT

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Beijing: China's first "cyber-dissident" Huang Qi, whose website reported on sensitive topics including human rights, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for leaking state secrets on Monday, a court said.

He was guilty of "leaking national state secrets and providing state secrets to foreign entities", the statement by the Mianyang Intermediate People's Court said, adding that Huang will be deprived of political rights for four years.

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