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China: Release citizen journalists detained for highlighting security crackdown

11 March 2014 The Chinese authorities must immediately release three citizen journalists detained since the weekend for highlighting a security crackdown in Beijing for the annual parliamentary session currently under way, said Amnesty International.Liu Xuehong, Xing Jian and Wang Jing, - who all write for the Chinese website 64 Tianwang - were taken away by police in separate raids in Beijing over the weekend.  “Journalism is not a crime and these three activists should be released immediately,” said William Nee, China Researcher at Amnesty International.“Their detention shows the disturbing…

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