Supporters of Xu Zhiyong, one of China's most prominent rights advocates, shout slogans near a court where Xu's trial is being held, in Beijing January 22, 2014. Xu, 40, stands trial on Wednesday on a... more 
Supporters of Xu Zhiyong, one of China's most prominent rights advocates, shout slogans near a court where Xu's trial is being held, in Beijing January 22, 2014. Xu, 40, stands trial on Wednesday on a charge of "gathering a crowd to disturb public order" punishable by up to five years in prison. His case will almost certainly spark fresh criticism from Western governments over Beijing's crackdown on dissent. The slogan on the placard is a part of slogan that reads: "Citizens request officials to publicly disclose assets." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) less 
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Reuters | Photo By KIM KYUNG-HOON / REUTERS
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 10:39 PM EST