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China #MeToo journalist sentenced to five years in prison, supporters say

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# Leading #MeToo journalist sentenced to prison in China

A journalist known for her involvement in China’s #MeToo movement has been sentenced to five years in prison on subversion charges. Another defendant in the case, a labor activist, received a three and a half-year sentence. Both individuals have already spent almost three years in detention and plan to appeal the verdict. The journalist played a significant role in exposing sexual harassment in China’s society and has faced arrest on the eve of her departure to pursue higher education. Amnesty International condemned the convictions, warning of a chilling effect on human rights and social advocacy.