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UN Calls on China to Release Detained Activists, Lawyers

The United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein called on China Tuesday to immediately and unconditionally release detained lawyers and activists. Since last July, China has detained about 250 "human rights lawyers, legal assistants and activists," according to a statement from Zeid's office. Many of those detained have since been released but the U.N. official says the arrests represent a "worrying pattern" in China. The United Nations and China...

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