China Frees the Remainder of its Female Human Rights' Activists

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As we reported earlier today, China released three of five feminist protestors who were arrested in March for “provoking trouble.” Now, reports AP Online, the other two activists have been released and are headed home.

Lawyer Liang Xiaojun said the five were let go after more than a month in detention under a form of conditional release that still allows charges to be brought later.

As of late Monday night, all had either returned or were on their way to their homes in Beijing and elsewhere in China, including the southern metropolis of Guangzhou and the eastern resort city of Hangzhou.

Other lawyers could not be reached by phone, but posted messages on social media saying their clients had been freed. Calls to the Haidian District Detention Center in western Beijing where they had been held rang unanswered Monday night.


Wishing the five women—Wang Man, Zheng Churan, Wu Rongrong, Wei Tingting and Li Tingting—a speedy recovery while they contemplate their next move.

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Yay! But there is no happy ending for human rights activists in China. If they get back to work and keep pushing for change from within China, it will only end one way.