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China: Imprisoned blogger

April 18 is illegally-detained documentarian and Beijing or Bust blogger Wu Hao's birthday and 56th day in prison. An English translation from the blog of Wu's sister Nina gives us an idea of how his disappearance is affecting the family:

“Everyone believes he will be out soon, which is why previously they had still shouted noisily: ‘After Haozi gets out we'll have a party! Must give him a good ass-kicking.’ Although later they no longer mentioned the matter of the party, they're still making plans for his life ‘post-detention’. A few friends even sent over messages about job applications, hoping Haozi, after being freed, will be able to immediately use the busyness of work to temporarily forget the shadow of those times. Now, the deadlines for those applications have passed.”

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