United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Raad al-Hussein addresses a media briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, Feb 1, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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The U.N. human rights chief Tuesday called on China to immediately release all lawyers it has in detention, after raising concerns with Chinese authorities over a crackdown against government critics, legal experts and advocacy groups in recent months.Rupert Colville, a spokesman for Zeid's office, said it has had a "constant stream of communications on these issues" with China over the last few months – mainly through China's mission in Geneva – including a response received from the Chinese government over the weekend.
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