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Chinese policemen try to prevent journalists from interviewing Zhang Qingfang, inside the white SUV, a lawyer of legal scholar and founder of the New Citizens movement Xu Zhiyong near the No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, where Xu stood trial, in Beijing Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Chinese policemen try to prevent journalists from interviewing Zhang Qingfang, inside the white SUV, a lawyer of legal scholar and founder of the New Citizens movement Xu Zhiyong near the No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, where Xu stood trial, in Beijing Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Legal scholar Xu Zhiyong (center) is met with other Chinese lawyers, including Mr. Jiang (right), in a Beijiing restaurant in July 2009. Later that month, Mr. Xu was detained on charges of tax evasion; the charges were dismissed a year later and he was freed. (Associated Press)