China sen­tences ac­tivists for ‘dis­turb­ing so­cial or­der’

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Three labour ac­tivists were given sus­pended sen­tences of two to four years, Chi­nese state me­dia said yes­ter­day, cit­ing their in­volve­ment with “over­seas or­gan­i­sa­tions hos­tile to China”. Zeng Feiyang, di­rec­tor of labour rights group Panyu Work­ers’ Cen­tre, was given a three-year sen­tence sus­pended for four years, while his co-work­ers Tang Huanx­ing and Zhu Xiaomei re­ceived 18 months sus­pended for two years. They had been help­ing work­ers in Guang­dong win pay­ment of wages and un­paid ben­e­fits in dis­putes against em­ploy­ers, but were con­victed of ig­nor­ing na­tional laws and or­gan­is­ing mass gath­er­ings that dis­turbed so­cial or­der.

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