China Jails Disabled Rights Activist

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China Jails Disabled Rights Activist

China has sentenced disabled human rights lawyer Ni Yulan to two years and eight months in prison on charges of causing a disturbance and committing fraud, prompting complaints by rights activists, including Amnesty International. Sarah Schafer, a researcher with Amnesty International, told VOA the sentence is "absolutely unfair," charging that Ni Yulan was targeted because she and her husband have been outspoken advocates for victims of land rights violations.