Zhao Wei, a 24-year-old assistant to rights lawyer Li Heping accused of subversion, had been released on bail, according to the public security bureau in Tianjin. Photo: SCMP Pictures Zhao Wei, a 24-year-old assistant to rights lawyer Li Heping accused of subversion, had been released on bail, according to the public security bureau in Tianjin. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Zhao Wei, a 24-year-old assistant to rights lawyer Li Heping accused of subversion, had been released on bail, according to the public security bureau in Tianjin. Photo: SCMP Pictures

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Zhao Wei, a 24-year-old assistant to rights lawyer Li Heping accused of subversion, had been released on bail, according to the public security bureau in Tianjin. Photo: SCMP Pictures Zhao Wei, a 24-year-old assistant to rights lawyer Li Heping accused of subversion, had been released on bail, according to the public security bureau in Tianjin. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Zhao Wei, a 24-year-old assistant to rights lawyer Li Heping accused of subversion, had been released on bail, according to the public security bureau in Tianjin. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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