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Chinese Lawyer Informally Detained After Supporting Other Lawyers

A Chinese lawyer who spoke up on behalf of rights lawyers persecuted by authorities was himself taken away by police in handcuffs, his wife said Friday. Police came just before the midnight Thursday and pried open locks to the door at Yu Wensheng's Beijing apartment and stormed in, his wife Xu Yan said. The officers took Yu away in handcuffs and confiscated his computer, flash drives and other digital storage units, Xu said. Beijing police did not respond to a faxed request seeking...

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