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Released Chinese Pro-democracy Activist Enjoys being Free Man - 2002-12-26

Just released from a Chinese prison, a leading pro-democracy activist arrived in New York and said he was grateful to be in the United States. Xu Wenli, jailed since 1998 on charges of endangering state security, was granted early release from his 13-year sentence and flown out of China on Tuesday. “It is nice to be a free man, Xu told reporters in New York.

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