China

Chinese Dissident Free

Wang Xiaoning called for the end of one party communist rule, served ten years in jail

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A Chinese dissident convicted of subversion charges with the help of evidence provided by US internet giant Yahoo has been released from jail.

Wang Xiaoning was freed early on Friday morning, his wife, Yu Ling, told the BBC by telephone.

Mr Wang, who was detained in 2002, served his 10-year sentence in a Beijing jail.

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