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US Spotlights Plight of Female Political Prisoners Around World

Twenty years ago in Beijing, women leaders met to lay out a road map for advancing gender equality and empowering women. The U.S. government is marking the anniversary this month by highlighting the cases of 20 female political prisoners from 13 countries in a social media campaign called "Free the 20." Seventy-one-year old Chinese journalist Gao Yu is one of those prisoners.  She was arrested in April and sentenced to seven years behind bars for “leaking state secrets...

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