October 10, 2015
(Human rights lawyer Wang Yu’s son has disappeared while attempting to flee to the United States. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)
The son of a crusading human rights lawyer at the centre of an unprecedented Chinese government crackdown has disappeared while attempting to flee to the United States through south-east Asia.
Bao Zhuoxuan, the son of detained lawyer Wang Yu, had planned to meet human rights activists in Thailand last Sunday after slipping out of China across its south-western border with Myanmar, the Guardian understands.
The 16-year-old, whose Chinese passport was confiscated following his mother’s detention earlier this year, had intended to request asylum at the US embassy in Bangkok. A family in San Francisco had agreed to care for the teenager, whose
October 8, 2015
On 7 October 2015, L4L and Fair Trial Watch (FTW) presented apetition to the Permanent Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this petition the organizations raised concerns about the recent developments in Turkey, the human rights violations and the impunity.
Also lawyers are systematically prevented from exercising their profession. To raise awareness for this, three Turkish lawyers accompanied L4L and FTW at the presentation of a report about the human rights violations in Cisre