Wu Xuecan

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Wu, an editor in charge of People’s Daily overseas edition, was arrested in December 1989 and went on trial December 28, 1991. In May 1989, he had produced a special edition of the newspaper that supported Zhao Ziyang, the party leader later ousted for being soft on student demonstrators. On February 25, 1992, Wu was sentenced by the Beijing People’s Intermediate Court to four years in prison for spreading counterrevolutionary propaganda.” The sentence might include time already served.