Chinese rights lawyer detained in latest clampdown

May 6, 2014 5:46 AM

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BEIJING -- Chinese authorities have detained rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang in an apparent bid to deter activists from marking the upcoming 25th anniversary of a brutal military suppression of pro-democracy protesters.

Activist Hu Jia and Si Weijiang, a Shanghai-based attorney, said Pu had been criminally detained by Beijing police after attending a meeting to discuss the 1989 crackdown on demonstrators in Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

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