He "spread fake information" and "insulted others online," the court alleged.
44-year-old Wu, who was arrested more than two years ago as part of a sweeping crackdown on human rights lawyers and activists is the latest campaigner to be jailed. The crackdown saw nearly 250 people questioned or detained by authorities, reported the Guardian.
"[They] use 'defending rights' and 'performance arts' as disguise. to defame state institutions and attack the national system set by the constitution," the court said, in a verdict posted online on Tuesday.
Before his trial, Wu predicted a harsh sentencing for refusing to cooperate with the authorities.
Predicting a harsh sentencing for himself, Wu, ahead of his trial in August, in a statement released through his lawyers, said, "I will be convicted not because I am really guilty, but because of my refusal to accept a government-appointed lawyer, plead guilty in a televised propaganda confession, and for exposing torture, mistreatment and violence and prosecutorial misconduct." (ANI)