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China: Women’s rights activist sentenced to labour camp

Headline Title:  China: Women’s rights activist sentenced to labour camp 06 November 2012 The Chinese authorities must immediately release prominent women’s rights activist, Mao Hengfeng, who has been sentenced to one and a half years in a labour camp, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Mao Hengfeng is a relentless campaigner for reproductive rights and against forced evictions in China. Her family learned today that she has been sentenced to ‘re-education through labour’ for ‘disturbing social order’. “Mao Hengfeng’s sentence is a damning indictment of the Chinese authorities.…

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