Xu Zhiyong (left) and Ding Jiaxi (seen here in a file photo) were arrested about a year ago after taking part in a meeting with civil rights lawyers and activists. Photo: Handout
Xu Zhiyong (left) and Ding Jiaxi (seen here in a file photo) were arrested about a year ago after taking part in a meeting with civil rights lawyers and activists. Photo: Handout

Critic of Chinese President Xi Jinping, fellow activist set to face stiffer charge, sources say

  • Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi are expected to go on trial soon charged with subversion of state power rather than the lesser offence of inciting subversion
  • Ding’s wife, Luo Shengchun, says she has been denied any correspondence with her husband who has been in detention for the past six months

Topic |   China society
Xu Zhiyong (left) and Ding Jiaxi (seen here in a file photo) were arrested about a year ago after taking part in a meeting with civil rights lawyers and activists. Photo: Handout
Xu Zhiyong (left) and Ding Jiaxi (seen here in a file photo) were arrested about a year ago after taking part in a meeting with civil rights lawyers and activists. Photo: Handout

Corrected [1:09pm, 21 Jan, 2021]

  • [1:09pm, 21 Jan, 2021]

    This article has been changed to correct Ding Jiaxi's age.

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