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China Sentences American to 3 Years for Hacking Broadcast

An American linked to the outlawed Falun Gong spiritual movement was sentenced to three years in prison by a Chinese court Friday after he was convicted of sabotaging broadcast facilities, the government said. Charles Li of Menlo Park, Calif., also was ordered deported, the official Xinhua News Agency said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Li would have to serve his sentence before deportation. The U.S. Embassy in Beijing had no immediate comment. “If they deport him immediately that would be great,” Li’s fiance, Foo Yeong Ching, told The Associated Press by telephone from Washington D.C. “I would be very happy to see him back here immediately.” Foo, 29, said she has been in Washington lobbying lawmakers to pressure China for Li’s release since Sunday. Full Story

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