The Law Society sent a joint letter to Chinese authorities on the situation of lawyer Wang Quanzhang. This lawyer was convicted and sentenced on charges of “subversion of state power” to four years and six months imprisonment, as well as banned from exercising his political rights and carrying out his profession. His previous arbitrary arrest, enforced disappearance, prolonged pre-trial detention, lack of a public trial, lack of access to a legal representative of his own choosing, and ill-treatment upon arrest (and possibly in detention) are all serious violations of Mr. Wang Quanzhang’s human rights. The Law Society and others call on the Chinese authorities to, among other things, annul his conviction and release Wang Quanzhang.


The letter can be found on the right hand-side of this webpage.