Shenzhen court gives Hong Kong publisher Yiu Man-tin 10-year prison sentence

Angela Meng | 8 May 2014 | SCMP

“It’s a persecution of intellectuals for their words and a blow to Hong Kong’s freedom of speech and press.”

A Shenzhen court sentenced Hong Kong publisher Yiu Man-tin to 10 years in jail yesterday for “smuggling ordinary goods”, his lawyer said.

The retired engineer-turned-publisher, 73, who is also known as Yao Wentian, was detained on October 27. Prior to his arrest he had been preparing to publish a book entitled Godfather Xi Jinping by dissident and writer Yu Jie, according to his family and friends.

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