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Spanish Court to Hear Rights Case Against Former Chinese Leader

A Spanish court has agreed to hear a lawsuit alleging that China's former president, Hu Jintao, committed genocide in Tibet. The suit, filed by the Tibet Support Committee in Madrid, alleges that Mr. Hu was responsible for repressive programs when he was the top Chinese official in Tibet from 1988 to 1992. It also says as China's president from 2003 to 2013, he was responsible for additional crimes against Tibetans. In a ruling released Thursday, the court says the Spanish legal ...

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