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China dissident Hu Jia barred from marking rights day

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Chinese police barred prominent dissident Hu Jia from leaving home Monday after he proposed marking UN Human Rights Day near the home of a jailed Nobel laureate's wife, who is herself under house arrest. 

File photo of prominent Chinese human rights activist Hu Jia. Chinese police have barred Hu from leaving home after he proposed marking UN Human Rights Day near the home of the wife of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who is herself under house arrest.

Authorities have detained Liu Xia at home without charge since her husband Liu Xiaobo -- the co-author of a human rights petition -- won the 2010 peace prize. He was convicted in 2009 of inciting subversion and sentenced to 11 years in jail.

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