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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Dissidents File Suit

BEIJING (AP) -- Defying the risk of further arrests, at least two political activists have filed lawsuits against the police for unlawful detentions.

Wang Hui, 37-year-old wife of imprisoned dissident lawyer Zhou Guoqiang, said she planned to file a lawsuit Friday in Beijing against police officers who detained and beat her in May.

Another noted dissident, Wang Xizhe, filed a lawsuit in the southern city of Canton (Guangzhou) on Wednesday, requesting permission to travel to Beijing to petition the National People's Congress regarding what he said were unlawful detentions.