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Death of Activist in Chinese Custody Sparks Outcry

The death of an environmental activist in police custody has sparked an outcry in China and highlights growing discontent among the country's middle class. Relatives have said Lei Yang left his home this month in Beijing to pick up a relative from the airport.  Within a couple of hours, he was dead. Police say Lei had visited a brothel, which was disguised as a foot massage parlor.  When police raided the brothel, Lei and several other people were arrested. Authorities...

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