Writer Bernard Zepherin Teyou was released on 29 April. He had been imprisoned since November 2010 after writing a book about the President's wife.
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The Israeli authorities have revoked the residency of a Palestinian woman, Nadia Abu Jamal, and stripped her three children of their health care rights.
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The human rights defender is home again -- and her husband believes she was freed thanks to continued pressure on China from activists around the world.