Judge rejects bid to have Chinese UC Davis researcher moved because of death threats

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A judge in Sacramento refused Friday to allow a former UC Davis Chinese researcher to move to an apartment for her own safety while she awaits trial on charges of lying about her ties to the Chinese government.U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman said he was sympathetic to concerns about online death threats made against researcher Juan Tang, but that allowing her to move out of a Bay Area lawyer’s home into an apartment is not the answer.“I don’t think that’s an answer or solution,” Newman said, adding that he questioned whether the threats are credible or “whack jobs …

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