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Entrepreneur Sun Dawu sentenced to long imprisonment

Influential agricultural entrepreneur and billionaire Sun Dawu has been sentenced to a long prison term. On Wednesday, a court in Gaobeidian found the 67-year-old guilty of charges including “gathering people to attack state organs” as well as “obstructing public affairs” and “sedition” and sentenced Dawu to 18 years in prison, as news agency AP reported. Sun had been arrested along with business partners last November, according to the report, after his company Dawu Agriculture Group became involved in a land dispute with a state-owned competitor. The arrest was made after Dawu employees tried to stop a state-owned company from demolishing a company building in August 2020.

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