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Defense Statement for Chen Wei, Convicted of Inciting Subversion of State Power

December 23, 2011

[Chen Wei] On December 23, 2011, Sichuanese dissident Chen Wei (陈卫) was convicted of inciting subversion of state power for publishing nine essays on the Internet; he was sentenced to nine years in prison with two years of deprivation of political rights. His lawyers Zheng Jianwei and Liang Xiaojun pleaded not guilty on his behalf.