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China Bars Lawyer From Meeting With Detained Village Leader

The chief of a Chinese village where thousands of people held protests against illegal land grabs in recent weeks is still being held in detention, and his lawyer says authorities have stepped up efforts to incriminate him. Wukan village chief Lin Zulian is seen as a hero to many of the village's 20,000 residents ever since he led the 2011 local rebellion that threw out the previous government for allegedly seizing land. In recent weeks he has threatened to restart protests to press...

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