Democracy activist, 64, sentenced to 13 years in prison over allegations of state subversion

The longtime Chinese dissident Qin Yongmin has been found guilty of state subversion and sentenced to 13 years in prison, in proceedings described by activists as little more than a show trial.

Qin, 64, a former steelworker who has been a democracy activist since the 1970s, fainted during his trial in May but was dragged back into court by bailiffs and propped up.

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