Human rights lawyer sentenced to four-year imprisonment for “inciting subversion of state power”.
Yu had represented several individuals who had been arrested and charged under the “709” crackdown that began five years ago today, when the Chinese authorities rounded up more than 200 lawyers and activists. He had been at the forefront of the fight for the rights of individuals affected by the crackdown – until he himself lost his own freedom.
Yu Wensheng always worked hard to promote awareness of human rights. He is a brave and selfless human rights lawyer who was targeted simply for exercising his freedom of expression and performing his duties. Read more
9 Ning Shuang Lu
People’s Republic of China
Information provided by Amnesty International