Prominent Chinese Rights Activist To Appeal Sentence

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January 28, 2014 AT 3:17 AM
One of China's most prominent rights activists will appeal against a four-year prison sentence that prompted international criticism, his lawyer said on Tuesday, because he believes his conviction could set a bad precedent for others on trial. A court sentenced Xu Zhiyong on Sunday after he campaigned for the rights of children from rural areas to be educated in cities and for officials to disclose their assets.