The disappearance of Chinese rights lawyer Wang Yu (left) on Thursday sparked a police crackdown that led to about 50 other lawyers and law firm staff, including Zhou Shifeng (right), being held. Photos: AFP, Weibo

About 50 human rights lawyers and law firm staff held in Chinese police crackdown

Widespread detentions started after lawyers across the mainland issued joint statement protesting against disappearance of crusading lawyer Wang Yu, say rights groups

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The disappearance of Chinese rights lawyer Wang Yu (left) on Thursday sparked a police crackdown that led to about 50 other lawyers and law firm staff, including Zhou Shifeng (right), being held. Photos: AFP, Weibo
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