Zhou Yongjun, long-term resident of the US and former Tiananmen Square student protest leader, faced a Sichuan province court on Thursday on allegations of fraud, Reuters reported. He was caught in September when he tried to use a Malaysian passport to visit relatives in China; Hong Kong authorities handed him over to the mainland. The name on the passport is allegedely either that of a convicted money launderer or the deceased leader of a religious group banned in China. Zhou’s trial began only one day after US President Barack Obama finished his recent China trip during which he publicly alluded to his hopes that the Chinese government would employ a broader respect for human rights. However, as Zhou is not formally a US citizen, there is little the US can do on his behalf. Zhou has pleaded innocent, but if found guilty, he will face a sentence of up to ten years in prison.