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China frees human rights lawyer

China frees human rights lawyer

Updated 8 August 2014, 12:54 AEST

The prominent Chinese human right lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, has been freed from prison in Xinjiang after serving a three-year sentence.

Before being jailed, he was well known for his defence of religious minorities and workers.

He's said to be in poor health, and US authorities have called for him to be allowed to join his family in the United States.

Presenter: Sen Lam

Speaker: Jared Genser, lawyer and managing director, Perseus Strategies.


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