China tries human rights lawyer for subversion
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China tries human rights lawyer for subversion

Human rights attorney Xie Yang’s plight made headlines earlier this year after his lawyers released an explosive account of the torture sessions they claimed their client had suffered during his time in custody. The Chinese government reacted furiously to those accusations, which experts said were impossible to verify but consistent with abuses previously documented by human rights groups. Teng Biao, a Chinese human rights lawyer, described the trials of Xie and other civil rights lawyers as a politically driven attempt to wipe out opposition to the Communist party at a time of “political, economic and ideological crisis.”


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