The conviction of Pu Zhiqiang (inset) at Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court is widely seen as a political case to silence him and to warn other rights advocates against speaking up. Photos: Simon Song, Reuters

Chinese rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang convicted, but to be released soon after receiving three-year suspended jail sentence

He was convicted of charges of stirring ethnic hatred and provoking trouble

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The conviction of Pu Zhiqiang (inset) at Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court is widely seen as a political case to silence him and to warn other rights advocates against speaking up. Photos: Simon Song, Reuters
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