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On Sunday, Beijing law professor Xu Zhangrun who has been an outspoken critic of China’s president and the ruling Communist party, was released after six days of detention. Currently, Zhangrun is under surveillance and not able to speak publicly. https://bit.ly/2DEKyqH
The New York Times’ Ben Smith (@benyt) writes that in a vacuum of U.S. leadership, authoritarian leaders are going after independent, intrepid journalists. https://nyti.ms/3ep4bj2