Imprisoned Chinese rights lawyer released, his wife says

BEIJING (AP) — Wang Quanzhang, a well-known Chinese rights lawyer, was released from prison Sunday after being held for more than four years, his wife said. It was unclear whether he...

Hong Kong lawyers commemorate China's brutal 709 crackdown, call for release of detainees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Hong Kong based China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group (中國維權律師關注組) has held a “silent standing protest” decrying China’s treatment of human rights lawye...

US urges China to release human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. has urged China to release detained human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang. In a press statement published Tuesday by U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson ...

US urges China to release jailed human rights lawyer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is calling on China to immediately release a jailed human rights lawyer who was convicted of subverting state power. The State Department s...

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Detained Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4 and a half years

BEIJING (AP) — Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced to 4 and a half years in prison on the charge of subversion of state power Monday, more than three years after h...

China jails rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang for subversion

Human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has been handed a 4 1/2 year jail term for state subversion by a court in northern China. The No. 2 Intermediate People's Court in the city of Tianjin announced...

China likely holding author Yang Hengjun in 'special detention,' says close friend

Chinese authorities on Thursday confirmed that they had detained outspoken blogger, author and activist Yang Hengjun at Guangzhou airport. The Australian national was reported missing last week and ha...

Human Rights Watch: China at most repressive since Tian’anmen massacre

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Jan. 17, international research and advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) published its World Report 2019; a comprehensive review of the current human rights conditio...

Secretive trial for Chinese rights lawyer opens

The trial of Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang got underway on Wednesday. At least two protesting supporters were taken away from the courthouse steps. "Release the innocent Wang Quanzh...

Final lawyer apprehended in China's 2015 crackdown charged with state subversion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wang Quanzhang (王全璋), the last “709” Chinese human rights lawyer to go to court, was trialed today. Wang was apprehended in August 2015 along with over 200 ...

Police block Chinese court where rights lawyer to be tried

TIANJIN, China (AP) — About two dozen plainclothes police are stationed outside a courthouse in northern China as the trial of a prominent human rights lawyer was expected to unfold. ...

Wife of detained Chinese lawyer barred from travelling

BEIJING (AP) — The wife of a detained Chinese human rights lawyer says she has been prevented from leaving her neighborhood in the latest apparent case of extra-legal harassment of those who fall afou...

China stops protest march by wife of detained lawyer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese authorities picked up a woman who was on the seventh day of a 100-kilometer march to demand explanations about the arrest of her husband, a prominent human rig...