The five Chinese women's right activists originally detained in early March have been released after more than a month in the Haidian Detention Center outside of Beijing. The five—Wei Tingting, Wang Man, Zheng Churan, Li Tingting, and Wu Rongrong—were detained on the eve of International Women’s Day for planning a campaign against sexual harassment on public transportation.
The release of the women will not, however, signify the end of the intimidation they are poised to receive in the near future. “The women are still considered suspects in an ongoing criminal investigation and may face charges in the future, Wu's lawyer Liang Xiaojun told CNN. They will be under surveillance for a year with their movements and activities restricted, and police can summon them for questioning at any time, Liang added.”