Xie Yang, a lawyer based in Changsha, was one of the 709 lawyers detained and charged with “subversion.” From autumn 2016 to the beginning of 2017, his wife and attorneys exposed the torture he suffered, the first of such revelations that would be echoed later by other 709 detainees. To deny the torture of Xie Yang and fend off international backlash, in March 2017, the Chinese state media launched a massive smear campaign against Xie Yang’s lawyers and wife, who had fled to Thailand but was captured by Chinese agents….Full Transcript »
Sui Muqing, a human rights lawyer in China, reflects on his experiences in legal rights defense as the Chinese Communist Party undertakes a campaign of suppression of those like him.Full Transcript »
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