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US Rights Group: Prominent Lawyer Tortured in Jail in China

One of China's most prominent human rights lawyers, who was released last week after three years in jail, was physically and psychologically abused by prison authorities, a U.S. rights group said late on Wednesday. The treatment of Gao Zhisheng, whose secretive detention has also drawn criticism from the U.N. human rights body, had been one of the thorniest human rights disputes between China and the United States. Gao, 50, a Beijing-based lawyer, was held in a small cell with...

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