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China - Investigative reporter freed on bail after a year in pre-trial detention

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He still faces trial on a defamation charge for drawing attention to corruption, but his release confirms the weakness of the prosecution case Reporters Without Borders welcomes newspaper reporter Liu Hu's release on bail after a nearly year in detention on trumped-up defamation charges designed to silence him. His release on 3 August demonstrates the weakness of the prosecution case against him. A resident of the southwestern city of Chongqing, Liu worked for the Guangzhou-based newspaper (...)

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