A picture of Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is held up during a silent protest outside the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, on July 9, 2018, the third anniversary of China’s “709” crackdown on human rights lawyers. Photo: K.Y. Cheng A picture of Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is held up during a silent protest outside the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, on July 9, 2018, the third anniversary of China’s “709” crackdown on human rights lawyers. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
A picture of Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is held up during a silent protest outside the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, on July 9, 2018, the third anniversary of China’s “709” crackdown on human rights lawyers. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
Jerome A. Cohen
Opinion

Opinion

Jerome A. Cohen

China should not use the coronavirus as an excuse to silence human rights activists like Wang Quanzhang

  • As often occurs in the ‘non-release release’ of China’s political prisoners, lawyer Wang Quanzhang has been confined in his old home after his release – ostensibly for quarantine – yet he remains under strict surveillance

A picture of Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is held up during a silent protest outside the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, on July 9, 2018, the third anniversary of China’s “709” crackdown on human rights lawyers. Photo: K.Y. Cheng A picture of Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is held up during a silent protest outside the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, on July 9, 2018, the third anniversary of China’s “709” crackdown on human rights lawyers. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
A picture of Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is held up during a silent protest outside the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, on July 9, 2018, the third anniversary of China’s “709” crackdown on human rights lawyers. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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