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Chinese Dissident Dies After Being Denied Treatment

Prominent Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli, detained in September for staging sit-ins at the country's foreign ministry, has died, a fellow dissident and one of her lawyers said on Friday, after she was denied medical treatment in detention. Cao's death is likely to trigger an outcry from China's fledgling rights community and criticism from the West, which has expressed concern about her case. The news comes soon after the start of a session in Geneva of the U.N....

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