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China hu jia dissident released 26 06 11

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Hu Jia had been jailed for sedition after criticizing the Chinese government.
China hu jia dissident released 26 06 11

This file photo taken on January 9, 2007 shows Chinese human rights activists Hu Jia (R) and his wife Zeng Jinyan (L) in their apartment on the outskirts of Beijing. Zeng, the wife of jailed Chinese rights activist Hu Jia, who is due to be freed this weekend, has said on June 21, 2011 she is back in her Beijing home after being apprehended and taken to visit her husband in prison. Zeng said on her Twitter account that she was taken away by eight unidentified people after landing at Beijing airport on June 19, 2011, but then was allowed to meet with Hu at the prison on June 20, 2011. Hu is due to be released on June 26, 2011 after serving three and a half years for subversion.

FREDERIC J. BROWN