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Hua Yong released on bail: under surveillance, but able to celebrate daughter's birthday
The artist and human rights activist had released a video in which he wished his daughter a happy birthday, just before being arrested. He was released on condition that he appear at regular intervals at a police station in the city where he was born and that he submitt to re-education.
18/12/2017 12:04:00 CHINA
Hua Yong wishes his daughter a happy birthday before being arrested by the police (Video)
The artist and human rights activist was taken by the police on the evening of December 15 last for having posted videos of the demolitions and expulsions of migrant workers from the suburbs of Beijing. "I am ready to be martyred, I do not care ... it is worth it for our children and for freedom of speech".
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