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UN rights chief speaks out against ‘extremely harsh’ sentence given to Chinese activist

The United Nations human rights chief today voiced deep concern about the 10-year prison sentence handed down to Chinese activist Liu Xianbin for writing articles calling for democratic reforms.

UN experts concerned over government-imposed limits on freedom of expression

A group of United Nations independent human rights experts today voiced alarm at limits imposed by governments on the right to freedom of expression and information, saying recent mass protests in several countries were the result of frustrations by people who felt ignored or neglected.