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23 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 24 March 2009

Human stories from behind the global headlines. With Matthew Bannister.

Defending justice in China; more gas stories from Ukraine; and living with a lion.

Outlook hears from China's top human rights lawyer, Li Jinsong. The recent closure of his law firm, Yitong, by the authorities has caused outrage amongst observers and campaigners. Despite this setback, Li Jinsong vows to "defend justice" and not give up.

You can hear the second part of our series, meeting people who are living along one of Ukraine's gas pipelines. Gabriel Gatehouse goes to the town of Poltava and finds it can't escape the consequences of a battle there 300 years ago, which brought the country under Russia's power.

And Outlook speaks to the two friends at the heart of an extraordinary tale about the lion who was brought up on the fashionable King's Road in London - and then released into the wild. Anthony Bourke and John Rendell tell the story in their book, 'A Lion Called Christian'.


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