Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has taken on numerous cases that many other lawyers have shied away from, including defending dissident artist Ai Weiwei. File photo: EPA Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has taken on numerous cases that many other lawyers have shied away from, including defending dissident artist Ai Weiwei. File photo: EPA
Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has taken on numerous cases that many other lawyers have shied away from, including defending dissident artist Ai Weiwei. File photo: EPA

Price of conviction: Chinese rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang pays with suspended jail term over social media posts slamming the authorities

At his trial he admitted his microblog writing style was “sharp, caustic and sometimes vulgar” but insisted he had not warranted the charges of ’inciting ethnic hatred’ or ’provoking trouble’

Topic |   Human rights in China
Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has taken on numerous cases that many other lawyers have shied away from, including defending dissident artist Ai Weiwei. File photo: EPA Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has taken on numerous cases that many other lawyers have shied away from, including defending dissident artist Ai Weiwei. File photo: EPA
Chinese lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has taken on numerous cases that many other lawyers have shied away from, including defending dissident artist Ai Weiwei. File photo: EPA
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