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'I respect even my guards'

Activist jailed for 5 years in China returns with hope, not anger

His travel documents finally secured, Yang Jianli of Brookline was met at Logan Airport Saturday by his wife, Christina Fu, and their son, Aaron. His travel documents finally secured, Yang Jianli of Brookline was met at Logan Airport Saturday by his wife, Christina Fu, and their son, Aaron. (JARED GENSER PHOTO)
By Jenna Russell
Globe Staff / August 21, 2007

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Locked in Chinese prisons for five years, Yang Jianli endured physical and psychological torture. Cut off, at times, from all human contact, he fell into despair. He was consumed with worry when his jailers hinted -- falsely -- that his wife and young son had been taken into custody. (Full article: 969 words)

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