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JUN 06, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Lawmakers, activists urge Obama to press Xi on China prisoners

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers and 30 human rights groups on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to use a weekend summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping to press for the freedom of 16 prominent political and religious prisoners. The "China 16" include imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng and political prisoners from the Tibetan and Uighur ethnic minorities, Christians and followers of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement. ...

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