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China: Fear of cover-up as Cao Shunli’s body goes missing

26 March 2014 The Chinese authorities must immediately let the family of deceased activist Cao Shunli see her body, said Amnesty International, as fears grow  the authorities will cremate Cao to destroy any evidence of her mistreatment in detention. Cao’s brother, Cao Yunli, and the family’s lawyer, Wang Yu were prevented from seeing her body when they visited 309 Military Hospital in Beijing on Wednesday. Hospital staff claimed that Cao’s body was no longer being held there and refused to disclose any further details. Officials also rejected requests by the family for copies of…

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