tirsdag 21. april 2020

US urges China to let human rights lawyer return home after 'unjust detention'

The US has called for Chinese authorities to allow a prominent human rights lawyer to return home, after having spent almost five years in “unjust detention”. Wang Quanzhang was released two weeks ago after serving four-and-a-half years for “subversion”, but has been barred from reuniting with his family. On his release, Wang was sent for two weeks of compulsory coronavirus quarantine to his home town of Jinan, instead of to Beijing, where he lives with his wife and seven-year-old son. At the end of the 14 days his wife, Li Wenzu, said Wang was still being barred from returning to Beijing, and was under strict supervision.