China frees lawyer jailed for oil well protest role – Mure Dickie

From the Financial Times:

A lawyer detained for nearly four months because of his role in a landmark attempt to sue authorities in China’s northern province of Shaanxi has been released and returned to Beijing on Tuesday.

The detention of Zhu Jiuhu, a lawyer retained by Shaanxi private oil well investors who say the government illegally seized their assets, had raised questions about China’s commitment to the rule of law.

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