Chinese men in plain clothes, believed to be security personnel, follow journalists outside a Tainjin court sentencing human rights lawyer Zhou Shifeng in August. Photo: EPAChinese men in plain clothes, believed to be security personnel, follow journalists outside a Tainjin court sentencing human rights lawyer Zhou Shifeng in August. Photo: EPA
Chinese men in plain clothes, believed to be security personnel, follow journalists outside a Tainjin court sentencing human rights lawyer Zhou Shifeng in August. Photo: EPA

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Chinese men in plain clothes, believed to be security personnel, follow journalists outside a Tainjin court sentencing human rights lawyer Zhou Shifeng in August. Photo: EPAChinese men in plain clothes, believed to be security personnel, follow journalists outside a Tainjin court sentencing human rights lawyer Zhou Shifeng in August. Photo: EPA
Chinese men in plain clothes, believed to be security personnel, follow journalists outside a Tainjin court sentencing human rights lawyer Zhou Shifeng in August. Photo: EPA
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