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China Extends Sentence of Human Rights Campaigner


A human rights group says Chinese authorities have extended the labor camp sentence of a Shanghai woman detained for protesting the country's one-child policy.

Human Rights in China says Mao Hengfeng, who was serving an 18-month sentence, recently had three months added to her term. The rights group says Ms. Mao has been fighting for basic human rights for 15 years, and has been forcibly committed to psychiatric institutions several times.

The group says she has been repeatedly subjected to severe beatings during her current detention. China's one-child policy, introduced a generation ago, has been widely criticized for leading to forced abortions and other human rights violations.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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