Shang Ziwen

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Shang, a cadre at Thorough Transport Corporation and a major member of the group producing the underground magazine Zhong Sheng (The Sound of the Bell), was sentenced to six years in prison. Sun, the founder of Zhong Sheng, was sentenced to seven years imprisonment. Both were convicted of “counter-revolution” for publishing Zhong Sheng. Shang’s prison term was expected to end in 1997. Sun is expected to be released in 1998, although CPJ was not able to obtain evidence that either had been released.