Hu’s lawyer Li Fangping told RFA’s Cantonese service:
“They (the court) officially notified us tonight that Hu’s case will be tried next Tuesday [at the Beijing No.1 Intermediate People's Court]. The indictment is very simple, consisting only of two sentences. The charge is ‘incitement to subvert state power’.”
“Family members have been notified and they will be allowed to sit in. The indictment says he wrote some articles for Boxun and other overseas Web sites and was also interviewed by reporters. Five members of his family will be allowed to sit-in in the court during the trial.”
Zeng, reports RFA’s Mandarin service, is barred from attending in the public gallery, although five permits have been issued for other relatives. This is apparently because she is a witness in the case, although it is unclear whether she will give evidence in person.
Image: Hu Jia after a previous, informal detention lasting 41 days. Via Jeff Ooi.