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China Scholars Demand Protection For Threatened New Zealand Academic

Anne-Marie Brady is a professor at the University of Canterbury, and says she has been the victim of a campaign of intimidation in her home country after publishing research critical of China.
Anne-Marie Brady says she is the victim of a year-long campaign of intimidation in her home country after publishing research critical of China. Source: Anne-Marie Brady

Scholar Anne-Marie Brady says she has experienced harassment and interference often while conducting research in China, but over the past year, Brady says, for the first time, she has been the victim of intimidation in her home country of New Zealand.

Brady, a professor at New Zealand's University of Canterbury, says her home and office have been broken into; she has received ain support for Brady, urging the New Zealand government to offer her protection.

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