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China Releases Journalist Gao Yu for Declining Health

Imprisoned veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu, 71, was released on medical parole on Friday, one day after Beijing’s high court ruled to reduce her sentence from seven years to five years on appeal, according to her lawyer Shang Baojun. Despite her release, rights advocates lamented that her conviction for leaking state secrets was not overturned, despite the widespread criticism of her case. Lawyer Shang confirmed Friday that Gao has left prison, putting an end to her seven-month...

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