hinese authorities release former protest leader

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities on Tuesday released a former student leader who was detained last week in Beijing, preventing him from attending his alma mater’s 100th anniversary, a human rights group said.
Police bundled Wang Youcai, 31, into a car on April 27, a day after he arrived in the Chinese capital to attend the centennial of Beijing University, said the Hong Kong-based Information Center of Human Rights and Democracy Movement in China.
He was held in Beijing for a day and then taken to Ningbo in eastern Zhejiang province, where he was held until Tuesday, the day after the anniversary celebrations, the group said. Wang lives in Hangzhou, in Zhejiang.
Wang was expelled from the university for participating in the 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy protests.
After the military quashed the protest movement, Wang was placed on the government’s list of 21 most-wanted student organizers. He was sentenced to four years in prison but was released early, reportedly for repenting.