US concern over jailing of China Nobel's in-law

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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is voicing deep concern over the jailing of a brother-in-law of imprisoned Chinese democracy activist Liu Xiabao and urging fair treatment for the Nobel laureate's family.

The in-law, Liu Hui, was found guilty of fraud in a real estate dispute and sentenced to 11 years in prison Sunday, an unusually harsh punishment in such a case.

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