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Amnesty International Calls for Release of Detained Wukan Villagers

Protesters attend a candlelight vigil in support of China’s Wukan village outside the Chinese Liason Office in Hong Kong on Sept. 17, 2017. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters attend a candlelight vigil in support of China’s Wukan village outside the Chinese Liason Office in Hong Kong on Sept. 17, 2017. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

Amnesty International issued a statement on Sep. 16 condemning regime violence in what has been known as China’s “democracy village,” after police arrested scores of...

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