Sun Dawu, an outspoken billionaire and grassroots rights supporter, gets 18 years in jail for a catalogue of crimes including "provoking trouble".
Ren Zhiqiang embezzled almost $7.4 million of public funds and accepted bribes worth $184,178, according to a court verdict. Rights campaigners accuse President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of using corruption charges to silence dissent.
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