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Cop's detention of cyclist 'reasonable' on volatile G20 weekend, hearing told

TORONTO - A cyclist detained by police on the weekend of the tumultuous G20 summit had only himself to blame for a stop that lasted 19 minutes instead of three or four minutes, a disciplinary tribunal heard Tuesday. Given all the circumstances, Const. Ryan Simpson acted reasonably and legally in stopping, handcuffing, searching and placing Nicholas Wright in the back of a cruiser, the officer's lawyer argued. While the detention may not have been by the book, lawyer Alan Gold said, Simpson had no "moral culpability" in doing what he did.

China holds man in secret under new law despite reform talk

By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A Chinese man who agitated for an investigation into the suspicious death of an activist has been detained at an unknown location, his lawyer said on Monday, describing him as possibly the first to be held under a controversial new law that allows secret detention.
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