Chinese villagers want release of convicted leader

A Chinese village leader involved in protests against land seizures has been sentenced to over three years in jail on corruption charges.

Lin Zuluan’s supporters, including much of his village of Wukan, say “his confession to bribery was forced.”

Land grabs protest
The village won a rare concession to elect their local leader after big protests against land grabs in 2011.

The town has held numerous protests in support of Mr Lin since he was detained in June.