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China Extends Custody, Probe of Human Rights Lawyer

The case of jailed Chinese rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has again been transferred to prosecutors, who can continue extending their investigation against him. His attorney, Mo Shaoping, told VOA's Mandarin service that the move meant authorities could continue holding him without trial for up to four more months. “The recent progress is the police department’s supplementary investigation has been completed," Mo said. "This is the second time [they have] sent the case file to...

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