China/USA: US urges China to let blocked lawyer travel for fellowship

April 11, 2019

The US State Department on Wednesday (Apr 10) urged China to let a human rights lawyer travel after he said he was prevented from flying to the United States for a fellowship.

“We are disturbed by reports that Chinese authorities prevented prominent human rights lawyer Chen Jiangang from leaving China to participate in a State Department-sponsored exchange programme,” said the department’s spokeswoman, Morgan Ortagus.

“We urge China to respect Chen’s freedom of movement and to view lawyers and rights defenders as partners in strengthening Chinese society through development of rule of law,” she tweeted.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/us-urges-china-to-let-blocked-lawyer-travel-for-fellowship-11431462

https://chinachange.org/2019/04/01/a-statement-by-lawyer-chen-jiangang-blocked-today-from-leaving-china-to-take-part-in-the-humphrey-fellowship-program/

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