China jails rights activist on spying charges as crackdown widens

By Megha Rajagopalan and Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, Jan 22 : A Chinese court has jailed a well-known rights activist for 19 years on state security charges, including supplying intelligence abroad, as the leadership widens a crackdown on rights lawyers that has triggered international condemnation. Zhang Haitao, a rights activist based in the troubled western region […]