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Chen Guangcheng’s brother beaten up

HIDDEN WEALTH:Activist Liu Ping and 10 other protesters were arrested in separate incidents following their campaign and calls for official asset disclosure, lawyers said

Reuters and AFP, BEIJING

Police in Jiangxi did not answer phone calls yesterday. They had not given a clear reason for her arrest, Zheng said, adding that it was probably related to her recent activism.

In a separate case, Beijing police arrested at least 10 people after activists unfurled a banner calling for official asset disclosure in a busy Beijing shopping district last month.

“First four were arrested, then another six were arrested in connection with the incident” after police forced the small-scale protest to end, Liang Xiaojun (梁小軍), a lawyer for several of the activists, said yesterday.

It was not clear when the arrests occurred.

All but one of the group had been charged with “unlawful assembly,” Liang said.

He was unsure when the case would go to court.

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