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Xu Zhiyong case: Media 'forced away by police'

26 January 2014 Last updated at 09:07 GMT

A Chinese court has sentenced prominent human rights activist Xu Zhiyong to four years in prison.

Mr Xu, who campaigned for children's rights and against corruption, was convicted of "gathering crowds to disrupt public order".

Celia Hatton said that the foreign media were forced away from the courthouse by police.

One of the Xu Zhiyong's lawyers was bundled into a police van after he condemned the sentence.

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