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Disabled Chinese Rights Lawyer Denied Visitors

Less than two weeks after Chinese authorities placed wheelchair-bound rights lawyer Ni Yulan under house arrest, they began preventing foreign diplomats from visiting her, she said Monday. Known for defending people evicted from their homes to make way for development, Ni was barred from traveling to the United States last month to receive the State Department's International Women of Courage Award, which the department says is given to female advocates of human rights, justice and...

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