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Chinese Activist Lawyer Said to Be Detained, Beaten by Police

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A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer has been beaten and detained by police, an activist told the Associated Press.

The lawyer, Zheng Enchong, had advised Shanghai residents who were evicted because of development projects and had spoken about high-level corruption in the city involving real estate deals, AP and the New York Times report.

Human rights activist Feng Zhenghu told AP that police picked up Zheng, who was under house arrest, on Monday.

Zheng’s wife, Jiang Meili, told the Times her husband was seriously injured in repeated beatings. In one, he was kneed in the stomach and then beaten. In another he was repeatedly lifted up and then dropped to the ground.

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