Human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang in 2012. Even a miracle acquittal would not erase the injustice of his 18-month detention. Photo: AFP

Unjust case of lawyer Pu Zhiqiang will in the end undermine China’s judicial reform

Margaret Lewis says the Chinese government’s use of the criminal justice system to silence its critics, as with the case of human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, will only jeopardise China’s judicial development

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Human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang in 2012. Even a miracle acquittal would not erase the injustice of his 18-month detention. Photo: AFP
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