They had planned to use them against local authorities, but the depot was empty, he says.
The award is seen by some as a slap in the face for China's government-controlled scientific establishment.
Activists are being closely watched on the fifth anniversary of the announcement of the veteran dissident's 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.
The group will join seven others in inking the agreement with the government.
Workers are unaware of the trade deal’s provision on independent worker unions, while the animal husbandry industry fears competitive threats.
Sources say the group will likely impact North Koreans who subsist on smuggling.
Evidence presented in court has already established his client's innocence, senator's lawyer says.
The 24 Vietnamese Christians have grown frustrated by the long wait for a decision about their asylum requests.