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Family's fury over China activist's cremation
Relatives of Li Wangyang, found hanged in hospital, say he was cremated against their will.
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2012 19:13

Relatives of Chinese activist Li Wangyang, found dead in a hospital earlier this week, say his body has been cremated, against their will. They question official accounts that he committed suicide. 

The announcement follows controversy over another high-profile Chinese dissident, Chen Guangchen, who managed to leave the country last month after a dramatic escape from house arrest.

While Chen is now free, his nephew is still in detention and the crackdown on those fighting for more rights continues.

Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Hong Kong.

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