Chinese activist Jiang Tianyong's subversion trial dismissed as sham

Rights campaigners reject reported ‘admission of guilt’ by lawyer accused of trying to topple China’s one-party state

Human rights activists have denounced as a sham the trial of a leading Chinese civil rights lawyer who authorities claim tried to topple China’s one-party state.

Jiang Tianyong, 46, was put on trial in the central city of Changsha on Tuesday morning having vanished into the custody of security services last November during a crackdown on lawyers described as China’s “war on law”.

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