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Nobel laureate, other dissidents remain in Chinese prisons

Nobel laureate, other dissidents remain in Chinese prisons

The trial of Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang drew condemnation from human-rights groups and foreign diplomats on Monday. Pu joins a long list of civil society activists, free-speech advocates, feminists and intellectuals who have been detained, arrested or sent to prison in China in recent years as Communist Party authorities crack down on even modest acts of dissent.

Authorities have leveled various charges at the activists, including advocating separatism, inciting subversion of state power, gathering a crowd to disrupt public order, and “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.”

Here is a look at some of the most prominent figures currently behind...

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