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China must end land grabs amid protests over death in custody

Headline Title:  China must end land grabs amid protests over activist death 14 December 2011 Amnesty International today called on Chinese authorities to end violent and illegal land grabs, as protests by villagers in the southern province of Guangdong continued following the death in custody of land rights advocate Xue Jinbo.Villagers in Wukan have been protesting what they said was the local government’s latest attempt to secretly sell off their farmland to developers. The villagers said local Communist Party officials had not consulted them on the sale and that they only learned…

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