Chinese police accuse human rights lawyer of “endangering state security”
- The accusations of “inciting subversion” have paved the way for formal charges to be brought against Wang Yu, a lawyer whose firm’s clients include Uyghur dissident Ilham Tohti.
- The development comes following the mass-scale detention of human rights advocates and activists in July that saw more than 50 arrested.
- CCTV released footage of Wang calling officials “thugs” in what activists consider to be a smear campaign.
“I said ‘this is all nonsense.’ … The authorities put out the video of her saying that: ‘You all are thugs.’ Why not release the full video? And even if what she said was extreme, is that considered a crime?”
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