China Formally Arrests Guangdong Rights Lawyer – RFA

IMG_0971-150.jpg From Radio Free Asia:

Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have formally arrested top civil rights lawyer , and a fellow activist says his former colleague and boss Gao Zhisheng has also been formally arrested.

Guo’s wife Zhang Qing confirmed the arrest, on suspicion of “running an illegal business’, but told reporters she had refused to sign the papers shown her by police.

“I think a lot of damage has been done to the civil rights movement with the arrest of Guo and Gao,” rights lawyer Teng Biao, who was on the legal team of Shandong-based blind family planning activist Chen Guangcheng, told RFA’s Mandarin service.

CDT’s earlier post of Guo’s detention and AP’s Foreign Scholars Protest China Policies

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