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China: Nationwide Arrests of Activists, Critics Multiply

Email The Chinese government has undertaken a nationwide crackdown on dissent in an apparent campaign against perceived challenges to one-party rule, Human Rights Watch said today. Since February 2013 the government has arbitrarily detained at least 55 activists, taken into custody critics and online opinion leaders, and increased controls on social media, online expression, and public activism, rolling back the hard-won space China’s civil society has gained in recent years. (New York) – The Chinese government has undertaken a nationwide crackdown on dissent in an apparent campaign against…

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