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China: Lawyer supporting churches in China detained

, Index number: ASA 17/2370/2015

A prominent human rights lawyer and his two assistants have been detained in China as part of a wider crackdown on activists who are resisting the removal of crosses from churches. Zhang Kai has been placed under ‘residential surveillance’ in an unknown location, which means he can be held for up to six months without access to his lawyers or family.