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China Questions Rights Lawyer Who Retweeted Panama Papers Joke

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Guangzhou human rights lawyer Ge Yongxi is shown in an undated file photo. Photo courtesy of fellow rights lawyers

Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong detained and questioned a prominent rights lawyer for several hours on Friday after he reposted a satirical image of China’s president, linking him to the Panama Papers. Continue reading

Panama Papers: China detains lawyer after he shares details of leaders online

By Tom Phillips

Friday 15 April 2016 07.39 BST

Ge Yongxi, a known defender of activists and church leaders, taken into custody after posting messages on WeChat account

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Ge Yongxi was taken from his home by five plain-clothes police officers, according to his lawyer and activists. Photograph: Facebook

A well-known Chinese civil rights lawyer has been taken into police custody after sharing information about the Panama Papers on social media, human rights groups have said. Continue reading