In latest crackdown on activism, China sentences legal scholar to 4 years in prison

  • by: LOUISE WATT , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 26, 2014 - 6:55 AM

BEIJING — A Beijing court on Sunday sentenced a legal scholar and founder of a social movement to four years in prison for disrupting order in public places, a case that the U.S. government and other critics say is retribution for his push to fight corruption and create equal educational opportunities.

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