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China: Free Prominent Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang

Persecution of Outspoken Lawyers Mocks ‘Rule of Law’ Claims
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Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang talks to media in Beijing in this July 20, 2012 picture. © 2012 Reuters

(New York) – Chinese authorities should drop all charges against prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang and free him immediately. Pu is on trial before the Beijing Number 2 Intermediate People’s Court for alleged crimes of “inciting ethnic hatred” and “creating a disturbance” for seven microblog, or “Weibo,” posts that he published online between July 2011 and May 2014. Continue reading