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But Mr Sun was unable to fly to the United States to receive the award because he was not allowed to leave the country, according to the US-based Human Rights in China.
The rights group said that for more than a decade the activist had campaigned against illegal mining practices in Gansu, which had led to serious pollution problems.
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