China labor activists sentenced for helping workers in wage dispute

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Three people given suspended sentences in Guangdong court for ‘disturbing social order’ and working with foreign organisations hostile to China

Three labour activists have been given suspended sentences of up to three years, Chinese state media said on Tuesday, citing their involvement with “overseas organisations hostile to China”.

Zeng Feiyang, director of the prominent labour rights group the 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, the official Xinhua news agency said.

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