China: Torture fears for detained human rights defender: Zhen Jianghua

Index Number: ASA 17/7178/2017

Human rights defender Zhen Jianghua has been criminally detained since 2 September 2017 for “inciting subversion of state power”. Executive director of an online platform “Human Rights Campaign in China”, he is being detained solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression. All requests by his lawyers to meet with him have been rejected, increasing concerns that he is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

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