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Good News! - China: Five Women Rights Activists Released on Bail (UA 54/15)
Five women rights activists detained after planning events to mark International Women’s Day were released on bail on 13 April. This follows a huge outcry about their detention both in China and internationally, which it is believed played a major role in their release.