China Detains Top Guangdong Rights Lawyer – RFA

GuoFeixiong150.jpg From Radio Free Asia:

Authorities in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou have detained prominent civil rights lawyer Guo Feixiong on suspicion of “running an illegal business.”

Guo, who is also known as Yang Maodong, was taken from his home at 9 a.m. Thursday by plainclothes officers and is being held at the Guangzhou No.1 Detention Center, his wife said Friday.

Guo first came to media attention as part of the legal team helping the villagers of Taishi (Chinese), Guangdong province, to prepare a recall case against their elected village chief amid allegations of corruption during a land deal. [Full Text]

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