US and EU Criticise Chinese Journalist’s Jailing for ‘Leaking State Secrets’

by: Tania Branigan | The Guardian

China has jailed a veteran journalist for leaking an internal Communist party document which urged the aggressive targeting of subversive ideological trends including support for western democratic ideals, media independence, civil society and the “universal values” of human rights.

 

Gao Yu, 71, has denied leaking state secrets abroad, and her lawyer said that she would appeal against her seven-year sentence.

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