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Reuters: Chinese Dissident Found Dead, Family Suspect Foul Play

June 6, 2012

Excerpted from Reuters:

An ailing Chinese labour activist [Li Wangyang] imprisoned for two decades died in a hospital Wednesday one year after being released from jail, and a relative raised doubt on the official explanation that he had hanged himself. [...]

Li had been a labor activist in the city of Shaoyang in Hunan province, whose advocacy of labor rights during the 1989 pro-democracy protests saw him jailed for 22 years, according to the group Human Rights in China, on charges including counter-revolutionary propaganda and incitement.

For more information on Li Wangyang, see "Relatives Question Hunan Activist’s 'Suicide'; Demand Autopsy."