China to free three women activists on bail, fate of others unknown: lawyers

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By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have unexpectedly decided to release three women activists, two lawyers said on Monday, after an unprecedented vocal campaign against their detention by the West and China's rights community. Wei Tingting, 26, Wang Man, 32, Zheng Churan, 25, will be released on bail, Liang Xiaojun and Wang Qiushi, two lawyers involved in the case, told Reuters, citing accounts from family members. Their detention has galvanised China's rights community.