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Rights Groups Alarmed by Recent China Crackdown

China has detained or questioned more than 100 human rights lawyers and activists in recent days, prompting an outpouring of criticism over a crackdown described as the country’s worst in two decades. On Monday, the Hong Kong-based China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group estimated that of the 114 human rights lawyers and activists from 18 provinces who had been summoned for questioning, at least 22 remain in custody. Many of those affected include the country’s most well-known human...

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