Chinese activists shave heads to protest persecution of partners

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The partners of four of China’s most prominent rights lawyers and activists are now bald, in protest over what they call the “persecution” of their husbands by the Government.

  • ABC
  • Reuters

Since taking office in 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping has overseen a crackdown on dissent, with hundreds of rights lawyers and activists being detained, arrested and jailed.

Four wives of lawyers detained during a July 2015 sweep known as the 709 crackdown gathered in the central park of a sleepy Beijing apartment complex and cut off their hair in front of neighbours and a…

The women took…

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