Four members of a high-profile Chinese rights movement went on trial Monday, in an escalating crackdown a day after its founder was sentenced to prison and a prominent dissident taken away by police.
Chinese police stand guard in Beijing outside the No. 1 Intermediate court on January 22, 2014, as strict security was imposed ahead of the trial of Xu Zhiyong
The proceedings bring the total number of New Citizens Movement members tried on charges of disrupting public order to 10, seven of them since last Wednesday in Beijing.
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