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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
"Property-dispute lawyer gets three years' jail for leaking state secrets", published by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post web site on 29 October
A Shanghai court has sentenced Zheng Enchong, a prominent lawyer who advised residents on property disputes with the government, to three years' jail for leaking state secrets.
The Shanghai No 2 Intermediate People's Court announced the ruling yesterday, two months after Zheng went on trial for "illegally providing state secrets to entities outside China".
Prosecutors based their case on two matters. One was an essay Zheng wrote about …