onsdag 17. januar 2018

China rights lawyer Yu Wensheng loses licence

A Chinese human rights lawyer says his licence has been revoked three months after he wrote an open letter criticising the ruling Communist Party. Yu Wensheng, 50, received the news in a letter from Beijing's Bureau of Justice on 15 January, a photo of which he has since tweeted (in Chinese).

Mr Yu has long been a frequent and vocal critic of the government. He is among hundreds of human rights lawyers who have recently been detained and interrogated by authorities.According to the letter, Mr Yu's licence was cancelled because he had not been employed by a licensed legal firm in the past six months.