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Wang Lihong’s Criminal Verdict

September 9, 2011

[Wang Lihong] On September 9, 2011, Beijing rights activist Wang Lihong was sentenced to 9 months in prison for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” On April 16, 2010, Wang organized a protest for the Three Netizens on trial after they exposed a police cover-up of a rape and murder. The government alleged that the protest resulted in disorder inside the courtroom and traffic confusion in the area.