Chinese Reporter Freed After Pleading Guilty in Secrets Case

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  • Gao Yu granted medical parole after court reduces sentence
  • Supporters credit leniency move on international pressure

Chinese journalist Gao Yu.

Photographer: Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images

A Chinese journalist whose conviction for leaking secrets drew an international outcry has been released on medical parole after agreeing to quit fighting the charges and plead guilty.

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