The Law Society of England and Wales sent a letter to the Chinese Premier H.E. Li Keqiang on the case of detention of the human rights lawyer Li Yuhan.
In the letter, the Law Society expresses its concern over the detention of the lawyer, who has been arrested for allegedly “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”. Her arrest may be related to her human rights work and for being one of the two lawyers representing the human rights lawyer Wang Yu (who was among approximately 250 lawyers and activists detained or questioned during the crackdown in July 2015).
The Law Society will continue to monitor the situation of Li Yuhan and other lawyers and human rights defenders in China.
Read the full letter below.