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China Formally Arrests Leading Human Rights Lawyer Wang Yu

HeadlineJan 14, 2016
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In China, authorities have formally arrested one of the country’s most prominent female human rights lawyers. Wang Yu has been held by authorities since July 2015, when China initiated a national crackdown against human rights attorneys. Her family received a notice of her formal arrest this week. She is accused of inciting subversion and "causing a disturbance."

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