China Frees 5 Women's Rights Activists After Month Detention

April 14, 2015 6:24 AM

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Chinese authorities have released five women's rights campaigners whose detentions for more than a month sparked an international outcry and underscored the government's tight restrictions on independent social activism.

The women were freed Monday under a form of conditional release that keeps the investigation open for another year and still allows for formal charges to be brought later, said Liang Xiaojun, a lawyer for one of them.

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