Lawyer Li Baiguang (centre) was recognised for his long-term efforts to defend the rights of farmers and Christian pastors in China. In this file photograph from 2006 he is seen meeting then US President George W Bush, who promised the activist he would raise the issue of religious freedom with China's leaders. Photo: AFP

Death of ‘healthy’ human rights lawyer at Chinese military hospital raises questions

Li Baiguang, who defended farmers and Christian pastors, died on Monday just hours after being admitted to No 81 People’s Liberation Army Hospital

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Lawyer Li Baiguang (centre) was recognised for his long-term efforts to defend the rights of farmers and Christian pastors in China. In this file photograph from 2006 he is seen meeting then US President George W Bush, who promised the activist he would raise the issue of religious freedom with China's leaders. Photo: AFP
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