China Releases Women's Activists After Month's Detention

April 14, 2015 2:21 AM

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China Releases Women's Activists After Month's Detention

(BEIJING) — Chinese authorities have released five women’s rights campaigners whose detentions sparked an international outcry and underscored the government’s tight restrictions on independent social activism, lawyers said.

Lawyer Liang Xiaojun said the five were let go after more than a month in detention under a form of conditional release that still allows charges to be brought later.

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