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China: Latest information on crackdown against lawyers and activists

Nearly 250 Chinese human rights lawyers and activists have been targeted by police in a nationwide crackdown which began on Thursday 9 July 2015. A total of three lawyers and activists have been indicted, nine lawyers and activists have been formally arrested.

Total number of lawyers and activists targeted: 248

Total number of lawyers and activists convicted: 3

Total number of lawyers and activists formally arrested: 6

(Last update: 3pm Beijing time, 6 January 2017)

The names documented below are of those still missing or detained only. Click here for a list with names of all those targeted since the crackdown began with additional information.

Convicted:

Lawyer:

周世锋 Zhou Shifeng

Activists:

勾洪国(戈平)Gou Hongguo (Ge Ping)

胡石根 Hu Shigen

Indicted:

Lawyers:

谢阳 Xie Yang

李和平 Li Heping

Formally arrested:

Lawyers:

王全璋 Wang Quanzhang

李春富 Li Chunfu

Activists:

王芳 Wang Fang (activist)

尹旭安 Yin Xu'an

Whereabouts unknown:

Activists:

幸清贤 Xing Qingxian

Amnesty International has collated the list based on various sources and attempted to confirm all information. However, verification remains difficult and not all the information may be up to date.