China: Further information: Lawyer supporting churches still detained

Index Number: ASA 17/3559/2016

A prominent human rights lawyer has been criminally detained in China after being placed under ‘residential surveillance’ in an unknown location for six months, without access to lawyer or family. He had been providing assistance to activists who are resisting the removal of crosses from churches. His detention is part of a nationwide crackdown against human rights lawyers and activists.

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