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Verna Yu: Beijing ‘silencing’ outspoken rights lawyer with restrictions on suspended jail term


China’s rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang speaks at a court session in Beijing. The court convicted Pu, one of China’s most prominent rights lawyers, on December 22, 2015 of “inciting ethnic hatred” and trouble-making with posts criticising the government. Photo: Reuters

Rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, who was convicted for his online criticism of the Communist Party, will begin serving the terms of his suspended sentence on Tuesday after he declined to appeal, but the previously outspoken figure will remain under tight restrictions aimed at silencing him, his lawyer said on Monday. Continue reading