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China: Police in China’s Hubei Target Outspoken Wife of ‘Disappeared’ Human Rights Lawyer

October 11, 2017

Li Wenzu (R), wife of detained rights attorney Wang Quanzhang, says state security police officers prevented her and their son from leaving their  home in an interview with RFA on Aug. 11, 2016.

Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei on Wednesday questioned the wife of ‘disappeared’ human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, amid an ongoing operation targeting rights lawyers and their families nationwide.

Several unidentified officials arrived at the parental home of Wang’s wife Li Wenzu in Hubei’s Shijingshan city, demanding to see her registration papers, she told RFA.

“Three people came this morning saying that they were employees of the residential compound, and that we had to register,” Li said. “Then they took away my household registration book.”

“They wanted to see who was living in my home now, and they started secretly filming from the moment they got inside the door,” she said.

“A few minutes later, four police officers came along, without any paperwork at all or showing me any ID, nor would they tell me their police numbers,” she said.

“They said someone had called the police and they were acting on the basis of a tip-off, but they left after I’d argued with them for a while,” Li said.

Li said she has been under close surveillance by police since she arrived back in her hometown in Hubei on Oct. 1.

Wang Quangzhang has been held at an unknown location without trial or access to a family-appointed lawyer or family visits for more than two years after being detained in a nationwide July 2015 police operation targeting rights lawyers and associated activists.




http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2017/10/12/59de1e6e46163f23478b460b.html (ESPANOL)


China/Pakistan: Human Rights Lawyers Wang Quanzhang & Mirza Shahzad Akbar are finalists for Human Rights Award

October 6, 2017

We are proud to announce that the three FINALISTS for the Human Rights Tulip Award 2017 are Mirza from Pakistan, Wang from China and Graciela from Mexico! 🌷🏆

Thank you to everyone who voted! The WINNER will be announced next week – stay tuned for more. 🙌


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