China upholds Nobel winner's relative's sentence
BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese court on Friday upheld the 11-year prison sentence handed down to the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, the man's lawyer said.
Relatives have denounced Liu Hui's conviction on fraud charges in a real estate dispute as political payback for the strong pro-democracy stance taken by Liu Xiaobo, who was imprisoned on subversion charges in 2009.
Lawyer Shang Baojun said the court in suburban Beijing's Huairou district turned down Liu Hui's appeal.
"We're very disappointed by this outcome," Shang told The Associated Press.