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Reuters: China Opens Trial of Leading Dissident Liu Xiaobo

December 22, 2009

Excerpted from Reuters:

"This (trial) has been timed for the biggest holiday time in the West, when the media may not be paying so much attention," said Sharon Hom, executive director of Human Rights in China, a New York-based group critical of Beijing.

"This charge is clearly a politicized one, and it's been used against lawyers, writers and land activists."

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