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China Lawyer Crackdown Enters 2nd Year With Calls for Releases

After a year-long detention, Zhao Wei, a 24-year-old assistant to a prominent lawyer, was released Thursday after she had confessed her crimes and had shown a good attitude, according to police and her lawyer. “I was too simple-minded. I didn’t know what I have done is a betrayal to my own vision and has caused harm to my country that I love dearly,” Zhao was quoted as saying on state media. On her own Weibo account, Zhao’s own post read “The afternoon sun is so nice. And it feels...

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