China | Prominent Chinese rights lawyer released on bail, says report

Prominent Chinese rights lawyer released on bail, says report

August 1, 2016 12:09 PM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer detained over a year ago in a sweeping crackdown has been released on bail, Hong Kong media said Monday, as it showed her praising her jailers.

Chinese human rights activist Wang Yu
Wang Yu

Wang Yu was among one of more than 200 lawyers and legal activists held last July in a swoop on those who had taken on civil rights cases considered sensitive by China’s ruling Communist Party, which tightly controls the court system.

She was bailed “in recent days,” Phoenix TV said. Such releases are rare in China, and usually signal a suspect will continue to be closely monitored but will not face trial.

“I experienced the legal civilization of China and humane care,” Wang was shown saying on Phoenix, which has ties to China’s government. Read More

 

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