lørdag 16. juli 2016

'Freed' Chinese human rights activist Zhao Wei still missing, says husband

The mystery surrounding the fate of a young Chinese activist entangled in a major human rights crackdown has grown after her husband was unable to locate her despite police claims she had been freed from detention. Zhao Wei, a 24-year-old legal assistant, was taken into secret detention in July 2015 at the start of a government offensive against human rights lawyers. On 7 July this year police said Zhao, an employee of the prominent human rights lawyer Li Heping, who was also detained last year but remains in custody, had been released on bail as a result of her “confession” to unnamed offences. Read more