mandag 11. januar 2016

Wife of Chinese human rights lawyer missing for six months tells of despair

Six months after her husband was spirited into secret detention by security forces, the wife of one of China’s top civil rights lawyers has spoken of her grief and despair. Li Heping, a 45-year-old attorney, disappeared on 10 July last year after security officials came to his home at the start of what activists call an unprecedentedgovernment crackdown in which more than 240 lawyers and activists were detained or questioned. Exactly six months on, up to 35 lawyers and activists, including Li, are still missing or in custody, according to the Hong Kong-based China Human Rights Lawyers’ Concern Group which has monitored the government offensiveRead more