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Chinese police have detained a prominent human rights activist, signalling the continuation of a recent crackdown on dissent, an advocacy group said on Saturday. 

Police leave the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, Shandong Province on July 25, 2013. Chinese police have detained a prominent human rights activist, signalling the continuation of a recent crackdown on dissent, an advocacy group said on Saturday.

Police in the southern city of Guangzhou arrested Yang Maodong, an advocate for legal reform, on a charge of "assembling a crowd to disrupt order in a public place", US-based group Chinese Human Rights Defenders said on a blog.

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