Five detained social activists freed in China

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 Beijing: Five female activists who were detained by the Chinese police last month has been released by the authorities. The activists Wei Tingting, Wang Man, Zheng Churan, Li Tingting and Wu Rongrong were freed by the police.

The women will be under the Surveillance of the Police for a year and their activities and movements will be restricted. Police has also been given power to summon them for questioning at any time.

The five women belonging to China’s Women’s Rights Action Group were detained in Beijing, Guangzhou and Hangzhou a few days before the events planned for International woman’s day.

The U.S. had condemned the detention of the activists and had urged China to free them. In a statement U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said, “Each and every one of us has the right to speak out against sexual harassment and the many other injustices that millions of women and girls suffer around the world.”

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