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Jail term for former China "democracy" village chief upheld on appeal

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A Chinese court on Thursday upheld a jail term for the former head of a southern Chinese village once seen as a cradle of grassroots democracy.

[HONG KONG] A Chinese court on Thursday upheld a jail term for the former head of a southern Chinese village once seen as a cradle of grassroots democracy.

Lin Zuluan's jail sentence last month sparked renewed protests in the southern village of Wukan but they were shut down as heavily armed police riot squads sealed the area.

The Foshan Intermediate People's Court posted a statement on its website saying the court had upheld Lin's prison term of three years and a month, and a fine of 200,000 yuan (S$41,609).

REUTERS

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