Detained China rights lawyer facing 'inhuman torment', wife says

December 19, 2014 9:22 AM

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Detained China rights lawyer facing 'inhuman torment', wife says

BEIJING (Reuters) - A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer arrested this year has had to endure hours of interrogation and his health has suffered, his wife wrote in a letter released on Friday, calling for his immediate release.

Pu Zhiqiang, one of China's most outspoken dissidents, was arrested in June on charges of causing a disturbance and illegally accessing personal information in a case that drew international condemnation.

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