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"New York Times" researcher Zhao Yan appeals against three-year sentence on fraud charge

(Sept. 06, 2006)
(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders has voiced support for "New York Times" researcher Zhao Yan's decision to appeal to the Beijing High Court against his three-year prison sentence for allegedly swindling a peasant. One of his lawyers, Guan Anping, told Agence France-Presse on 4 September 2006: "We lodged an appeal today. He believes there were no grounds for his conviction. He denies stealing any money and has asked several times to be give a lie detector test." (boxun.com)

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