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Victory: China to free top human rights lawyer
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Victory: China to free top human rights lawyer

BEIJING -- Pu Zhiqiang, is a free man. China's most prominent human rights lawyer is reportedly set to go free according to the country's ruling Communist Party.  China's governing body announced Tuesday afternoon that he would be released -- after much protest and brouhaha over his arrest to begin with. Pu Zhiqiang, was originally arrested in 2014 after criticizing the country's Communist Party online.  Such actions are actually illegal in the country, and carry sentences of three years and above in prison.  Per the Communist Party,  his sentence of three years has reportedly formally been suspended -- however because he remains with a guilty verdict he can no longer practice law.  
China manhandles reporters trying to cover Pu Zhiqiang ‘s trial
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China manhandles reporters trying to cover Pu Zhiqiang ‘s trial

In typical Chinese fashion,  plain clothes Chinese cops took to the streets of China yesterday guarding the courthouse in which housed the trial of prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang. During the sheninangans,  Daily News Online 's   Xi Zounhau was on hand for the trial among the handful of diplomats and reporters attempting to gain access to the high profile trial. The problem?  As Daily News Online and several other news outlets discovered, among the crowds, were plain clothed  Chinese cops guarding the courthouse from any foreign reporters or members of the media entering the establishment. At one point I, among others, were shoved to the ground and aggressively manhandled in desperate bids by the Chinese government to keep the media out of the court house.  Innocent jo...
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