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China - Human rights lawyer freed on completing three-year jail term

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Repeatedly detained since 2006, Gao Zhisheng remains under close surveillance Reporters Without Borders notes that leading human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was released from Urumqi prison on 7 August on completing a three-year jail sentence for allegedly violating his conditions of release in 2011 after an earlier spell in prison. According to our sources, Gao continues to be closely watched despite his release. Before being sentenced in December 2011, he was successively reported (...)

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