Detained Chinese activist releases video urging rights
BEIJING (AFP) - A detained Chinese activist has managed to release a video from behind bars urging citizens to fight for their rights in an act likely to further antagonise authorities.
Mr Xu Zhiyong, who has been detained since mid-July, is among two dozen activists rounded up this year for criticising corruption and other sensitive topics - despite a government campaign to fight graft.
"Let us come together and work to make the rights of citizens matter, the identities of citizens matter, and together push for democracy, rule of law, fairness and justice," he said.
"We can surely build a free, public-spirited, loving and good China."