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China - Dissident octogenarian writer Tie Liu arrested for “provoking trouble”

Reporters without borders
Police carried out a dawn raid on the home of 81-year-old dissident writer Tie Liu three days ago and took him and his assistant Huang Jing into custody. Reporters Without Borders demands their immediate release. Tie, whose real name is Huang Zerong, was charged with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”. No reason was given for the arrest of Huang Jing, who is also Tie's care worker and occasionally helps him publish his writings. The police also seized his computers and some of his (...)

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