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Chinese Activists Detained While Demanding Release of Ailing Dissident

A group of Chinese activists has been detained after visiting a Beijing hospital to demand the release of ailing dissident Cao Shunli. About 30 activists and petitioners were detained Monday after visiting the hospital to demand her freedom. Police questioned all of the activists for several hours before releasing most of them. But three were formally detained for disturbing public order. The activists say her medical condition worsened dramatically in a Beijing detention center...

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