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China’s lawyers crackdown: "All he had done was carry out his job"

The last time Jin Bianling heard from her husband was in late November last year. Jiang Tianyong, a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer, had called his wife in the USA from Changsha in China’s Hunan province. He was due to board a train back home to Beijing, after visiting the wife of a detained Chinese human rights lawyer who had been caught up in the country’s ongoing dragnet on human rights lawyers and activists.

24 January 2017
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China: Further information: Lawyer held incommunicado at risk of torture: Jiang Tianyong

Authorities confirm that Beijing human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong, last heard from on 21 November 2016, has been placed under “residential surveillance in a designated location” on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power”. His whereabouts remain unknown and, without access to a lawyer, is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

5 January 2017
ASA 17/5421/2017