CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Chinese Australian writer tried in Beijing for alleged espionage says he pleaded to a judge to reject evidence of what he had said while being tortured by interrogators. Yang Hengjun faced a closed trial on Thursday. The court deferred its verdict to a later date. The Associated Press on Monday saw the crime novelist and blogger’s account of the legal proceedings circulated at the weekend among his supporters. Yang said he had a meeting with his trial judge three days before his one-day trial and urged that interrogation records be excluded. Yang does not say how the judge responded. But Chinese law prohibits confessions forced by torture or threats.
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