BEIJING | Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4½ years

BEIJING | Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4½ years

BEIJING —Jan 28, 2019—Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced to 4½ years in prison on the charge of subversion of state power Monday, more than three years after he was detained in a sweeping crackdown on the legal profession.

The No. 2 Intermediate Court in the northeastern city of Tianjin announced the sentence in an online statement, adding that Wang’s political rights were also being withheld for five years.

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