Ni Yulan, a disabled rights lawyer whose 2012 arrest garnered international attention, has been released from prison. Ni gained fame by defending the rights of individuals who were forcibly evicted from their property without adequate compensation. She became disabled in 2002 after enduring a vicious beating at the hands of local police for defending an individual who had been forcibly relocated by local officials.
Undeterred by the abuse she has suffered, Ni plans to sue the Chinese government for imprisoning her in a black jail without legal justification prior to her criminal conviction for "causing a disturbance."
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