Wife of Detained Chinese Rights Lawyer Seeks Angela Merkel’s Help

Protesters in Hong Kong demanding the release of the rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong in December. Mr. Jiang has been in custody since November, but the Chinese authorities have not disclosed where. Credit Tyrone Siu/Reuters

BEIJING — Last Sunday was the 19th wedding anniversary of Jin Bianling and her husband, the rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong. As usual, the couple spent it apart. Ms. Jin has not seen Mr. Jiang since 2013, when she and their daughter moved to California from China seeking safety from the state harassment that came along with Mr. Jiang’s work.

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3 Chinese Rights Activists Disappear in Apparent State Crackdown

HONG KONG — Three prominent Chinese rights activists appear to have been detained in recent weeks by the police, part of a continuing crackdown on groups operating outside the umbrella of the state, advocacy groups say.

The three men, Jiang Tianyong, Huang Qi and Liu Feiyue, all disappeared within days of each other in November, each in a different province. The police have charged only Mr. Liu with an offense. Rights groups say he was detained on Nov. 17 or 18 in the central province of Hubei on suspicion of subverting state power, which can carry a sentence of life in prison.

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Chinese rights activist Jiang Tianyong missing

Aljazeera 24 November 2016

Chinese rights activist Jiang Tianyong missing

Jiang, who had been lobbying on behalf of China’s rights lawyers, has not been heard from since Monday.

Jiang met relatives of a jailed lawyer in Changsha, in central China, shortly before going missing [AP]

One of China’s most prominent human rights campaigners, Jiang Tianyong, has disappeared during a trip to visit relatives of a detained rights lawyer, Jiang’s wife said.

Jiang, a legal activist, has not been heard from since Monday, when he was due to board a train to return to Beijing, his wife, Jin Bianling, said on Thursday.

Jiang’s defence work involved some of China’s most politically sensitive figures in recent years, including the dissident lawyer Gao Zhisheng and blind activist Chen Guangcheng. Tiếp tục đọc “Chinese rights activist Jiang Tianyong missing”