[JURIST] A Chinese court in Huairou on Sunday sentenced Liu Hui, brother-in-law of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy activist Liu Xiaobo [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], to 11 years in prison on charges of fraud. The verdict is seen by many as severe and is widely believed to be an act of political persecution and retaliation [AP report] for allegedly subversive activities by the Liu family against the Chinese government. Liu Xiaobo, who was awarded the Nobel Prize...

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