10 Jun '11, 8am

Le militant Huang Qi, au côté des mères des victimes oubliées du séisme de 2008, vient de sortir de prison (AFP)

BEIJING - A PROMINENT Chinese dissident who campaigned for the parents of children killed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake was released from prison on Friday after serving a three-year term, his wife told AFP. Huang Qi, who is in his late 40s, was arrested in June 2008 in Chengdu city after spearheading efforts to investigate school collapses in the massive May 12 quake that left more than 87,000 people dead or missing. In November 2009, Mr Huang was convicted on state secret charges and sentenced to three years in prison. 'He has been released. The police escorted him home to his mother's house,' Mr Huang's wife Zeng Li told AFP by phone. 'A lot of friends, activists and people he used to help have gathered to welcome him.' Ms Zeng said she was unable to attend Mr Huang's homecoming due to a back ailment that has left her unable to walk, but she spoke with her husband brief...

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