Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu freed after being detained outside US embassy

//Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu freed after being detained outside US embassy

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu freed after being detained outside US embassy

Wang Yu, the Chinese human rights lawyer who was taken away by police outside the US embassy on Wednesday night, has been released after several hours’ detention, according to her husband Bao Longjun.Wang was the first lawyer to be swept up in the nationwide clampdown on lawyers and activists in 2015 – known the “709 crackdown” for the date on which it began, July 9 – in what critics said was an attempt to stymie China’s emerging rights defence movement.Wang was handcuffed and taken away by…

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