News of the day

6 April, 2020 12:00 AM printer

News of the day

A leading Chinese human rights lawyer has been released from prison after almost five years behind bars. Wang Quanzhang, 44, was first detained in 2015 in a sweeping crackdown on more than 200 lawyers and government critics in China. Wang’s initial detention in 2015 came as part of the so-called “709” crackdown, nicknamed as such because it began on July 9 that year.

 


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