Parents in Xinjiang Drop Discrimination Suit – Mure Dickie

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An attempt to sue authorities in ’s northwestern Xinjiang region over against children infected with the Hepatitis B has foundered after parents dropped the case under what say was heavy pressure from local .

The failure of the lawsuit highlights the difficulties faced by Chinese who seek to challenge local authorities in the courts, even in cases where officials appear to be defying national policy.

Parents of seven Hepatitis B-infected children recently expelled by a top school in , the capital of Xinjiang, sued city education authorities to compel them to allow the children to resume their studies. [Full Text]

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