Zhang Zhan: Arrested in May and accused of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble”. Photograph: Screengrab

A citizen journalist detained for more than six months after reporting on the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has had a feeding tube forcibly inserted and (...)

Human rights lawyer Wang Guangwei pictured with his son Wang Guangwei in China’s southern Hainan province in May 2015. Photograph: Handout courtesy of  Li Wenzu/AFP/Getty Images

A Chinese court on Monday jailed prominent rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang for 4½ years for subversion of state power, a sentence denounced by Human Righ(...)

Yu Wensheng: taken away by police, including a specialist Swat team, near his home while on his way to drop his son off at school. Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

The prominent Beijing human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng is being investigated on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power” after calling for dem(...)

Human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng: has emerged as a prominent  critic of the Chinese government.  Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

Beijing public security officers, including a Swat team, took human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng into custody as he brought his child to school on Frida(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping has overseen a major crackdown on dissenting lawyers and civil society reformers. Photograph:  Mark Schiefelbein/AFP/Getty Images

A senior Chinese human rights lawyer and activist, Yu Wensheng, said he has had his licence to practice law revoked, three months after he wrote an op(...)

The EU is aware of recent information regarding the serious mistreatment of detained human rights lawyers. Photograph:  Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

The European Union has issued a rare call for the Chinese government to investigate the serious mistreatment, and possible torture, of human rights d(...)