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China detains lawyers, activists

BEIJING More than 50 human rights lawyers and activists in China have been "detained, disappeared or summoned by police" in a nationwide crackdown over the past two days, Amnesty International said Saturday. "We are hearing that some lawyers were told they were being arrested on suspicion of picking quarrels and creating disturbances," Amnesty's China researcher William Nee said. At least five employees of the Beijing Fengrui law firm have gone missing, with some "forcibly taken away" by either police or unidentified men, fellow lawyers at the firm said Friday on Twitter. The firm is known for taking sensitive cases. It represents Zhang Miao, a Chinese...

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