Wang Yu

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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(...)

Wang Yu: recognised for her “substantial contributions in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties in China. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Human rights defenders have stepped up their pressure on President Xi Jinping to release lawyers and activists still held exactly one year after the s(...)

Wives of human rights lawyers from law firm Fengrui, who were detained almost a year ago during the “709 Crackdown”, wear dresses emblazoned with the names of their husbands near the national prosecutors office in Beijing after attempting to hand in a formal complaint. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

Amnesty International has called for an end to the repression of lawyers and activists on the first anniversary of the the “709 Crackdown”, which led (...)

Police push away journalists and supporters of human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang near the Beijing No 2 Intermediate People’s Court  on Monday. Photograph: Fred DufourAFP/Getty Images

There were scuffles, and diplomats and journalists were shoved, after the three-hour trial of Pu Zhiqiang, one of China’s most high-profile human righ(...)

Pu Zhiqiang (centre), whose clients have included  artist Ai Weiwei, has already been detained for 19 months. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Pu Zhiqiang, one of China’s best-known human rights lawyers, goes on trial today on charges of “inciting ethnic hatred” and “picking quarrels and prov(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping: his government has taken a hard line on human rights and dissent. Photograph: Joseph Nair/EPA

Torture and forced confessions are still common in China despite judicial reforms, and lawyers who complain about abuse are often detained, Amnesty I(...)

Wang Yu and her husband Bao Longjun have been detained under a form of solitary confinement without access to a lawyer for more than 100 days.

State broadcaster CCTV has broadcast the distraught reaction of jailed dissident lawyer Wang Yu and her husband Bao Longjun as state security agents t(...)

 Beijing’s offensive against rights lawyers began on July 9th with the detention of Wang Yu, an attorney known for defending politically sensitive clients including five Chinese feminists detained earlier this year. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Nearly two weeks after Beijing launched one of its most comprehensive crackdowns on civil society in decades, at least six people remain missing – bel(...)