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Chinese Dissident Alleges Forced Confession

As her case moves closer to trial, Chinese journalist and press freedom advocate Gao Yu says she was forced to confess to leaking state secrets. She made the comments Monday through her new lawyer, Mo Shaoping, who is taking over the case because the previous lawyer is suffering from health problems. He said Gao told him recently that she was forced to give her confession, which was then broadcast on state-run television. "She thinks she did not illegally provide state secrets...

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