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The New York City Bar urges for Lawyer Pu’s Immediate Release

The New York City Bar urges for Lawyer Pu’s Immediate Release

Aug 27, 2014 - The New York City Bar urged for the immediate release of Chinese rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang in a letter sent to the Ministry of Justice in China earlier this month. The letter, dated 7 August 2014, was signed by President Debra Raskin on behalf of the...
Pu’s Video Workshop Exposed Party Abuses

Pu’s Video Workshop Exposed Party Abuses

Before he was detained in May 2014, human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang made a 36-minutes video exposing the plight of Xiao Yifei, a local Chinese Communist Party member who was held in detention for alleged corruption.  In the video interview, Xiao described how he was...
Pu’s Medical Parole Denied 3rd Time

Pu’s Medical Parole Denied 3rd Time

July 16, 2014 — Arrested civil rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang’s application for medical parole has been rejected a third time even though his health continues to deteriorate, attorney Zhang Sizhi told RFI China in a recent media interview. “Our security officials...
Keep Public Spotlight on Pu

Keep Public Spotlight on Pu

July 8, 2014 –Despite the defense team’s low-profile strategy, Pu Zhiqiang’s supporters still have a vital role to play as a deadline looms for handing the case over to prosecutors. Professor Hualing Fu at the University of Hong Kong provides insights into the legal process of Pu’s case.

Civil rights lawyers have vital role to play in China

Civil rights lawyers have vital role to play in China

June 22, 2014 – An editorial published in the South China Morning Post on Sunday believed that Chinese authorities should highly value its civil rights lawyers, whose work helps ease grievances and calms dissent. It was of the view that while the mainland seeks...
China arrests a lawyer for urging it to uphold its laws

China arrests a lawyer for urging it to uphold its laws

June 18, 2014 – An editorial published in the Washington Post wrote that the Chinese authorities have begun ‘cracking down on lawyers and other people who have demanded that China follow its own laws’. The editors believe that Pu, who is widely known to take on...
Why Pu Zhiqiang is not guilty

Why Pu Zhiqiang is not guilty

Pu Zhiqiang, a well-known rights lawyer, was detained by authorities in Beijing in early May after he participated in a private event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the June 4th Incident. Pu remains in custody and authorities announced last week that they would move ahead to prosecute Pu on charges of “creating a public disturbance” (even though the event was private) and “illegally obtaining the personal information of citizens.”

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Pu ZhiqiangPu Zhiqiang is a prominent civil rights lawyer in Beijing, well known internationally and in the mainstream Chinese media for his work in protecting free speech and abolishing labour camps in China, among other issues. He considers himself a moderate working within the legal system to defend the rights of individuals and bring about change in his native country he feels passionate about.  On May 6, 2014, Pu was detained by authorities after attending a private meeting in Beijing where he participated in a discussion about the upcoming 25th anniversary of the military crackdown on student-led protests in Tiananmen Square. On June 13, 2014, he was formally arrested for “creating a public disturbance”  and “illegally obtaining the personal information of citizens.” This website aims to provide the latest news, information and legal analyses of the case for “Lawyer Pu,” who now needs legal and public assistance because of the uncertain future he faces. It will also provide information on other rights lawyers who are detained or facing legal proceedings in China.


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