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China Charges Lawyer Treason After Recent Disappearance

China is showing no sign of easing its crackdown on the nation’s rights defenders. Earlier this week, rights lawyer Li Heping was officially indicted, and the whereabouts of three other rights activists, including public interest lawyer Jiang Tianyong, are unknown more than two weeks after they disappeared. Li’s wife, Wang Qianling, learned of her husband’s indictment days after she and attorney Ma Lianshun began pressing authorities in Tianjin for an answer. Treason...

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