Lawyer Xia Lin, who defended activists and others involved in politically sensitive cases, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday for fraud. Photo: AP Lawyer Xia Lin, who defended activists and others involved in politically sensitive cases, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday for fraud. Photo: AP
Lawyer Xia Lin, who defended activists and others involved in politically sensitive cases, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday for fraud. Photo: AP

Prominent Chinese rights lawyer Xia Lin, who defended artist Ai Weiwei, sentenced to 12 years’ jail for fraud

Xia defended many high-profile politically sensitive cases

Lawyer Xia Lin, who defended activists and others involved in politically sensitive cases, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday for fraud. Photo: AP Lawyer Xia Lin, who defended activists and others involved in politically sensitive cases, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday for fraud. Photo: AP
Lawyer Xia Lin, who defended activists and others involved in politically sensitive cases, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday for fraud. Photo: AP
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