Secret trial for Chinese human rights lawyer on subversion charges

3 month ago

The Chinese government secretly kept, Wang, 42-year-old, one of the country's most prominent human rights lawyers, in secretive prisons, by barring him from visiting his family and the lawyers he had solicited. the lawyer rushed a quick verdict to the government

A court held an audience in camera hearing because "state secrets were involved".

The UN Human Rights Council criticized Wang's detention and called for his release.

After drawing anger from Beijing by helping to train and fund a local network of legal advocates to organize demonstrations to fight land seizures and police brutality. On July 9, 2015, the government seized more than 200 lawyers and activists in an unprecedented campaign across the country to dismantle the movement.

The story of his unusual day in court shows how an individual, despite three years spent in the security apparatus of the State, could be in a moment of fleeting resistance.

For months, Wang disappeared in a so-called black jail. The police informed Li Wenzu, his wife, that he was being detained for serious crimes. In April, Li, decided to travel 60 km with her friends to go to Tianjin to demand answers about her imprisoned husband. Li intends to demonstrate before the Supreme People's Court in Beijing if Wang's case continues to idle. "As a wife, I have the right to know the truth," she said. "All I can do is persist. I will persist until I can no longer.