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Spotlight: China | Censorship | Free Expression & the Law

Profile: Lawyer Cao Shunli

Profile: Lawyer Cao Shunli

In March 2014, lawyer Cao Shunli died alone in a military hospital. She had been arrested five months earlier as she tried to board a plane that would have taken her to Geneva to take part in training, in advance of a UN session where China would be scrutinised on its human rights record.

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    Journalist Gao Yu has been defending democracy in China for more than three decades. A Beijing court recently upheld a conviction against her for "leaking state secrets". She is expected to serve out the remainder of her sentence under house arrest, which was welcome news given her deteriorating health.

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