The trial of Hu Jia, the Beijing-based HIV/AIDS activist, is scheduled for March 18. Hu’s defense attorneys Li Jinsong and Li Fangping are busy preparing for the upcoming court date, and will meet with Hu once again before proceedings begin.
Hu Jia was detained on December 27, 2007, on charges of inciting subversion of state power, and formally arrested on these charges on January 30, 2008. On March 7, the prosecution delivered papers to the Beijing First Intermediate People’s Court for the March 18 trial.[continues…]