China's rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang speaks at a court session in Beijing. The court convicted Pu, one of China's most prominent rights lawyers, on December 22, 2015 of "inciting ethnic hatred" and trouble-making with posts criticising the government. Photo: Reuters China's rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang speaks at a court session in Beijing. The court convicted Pu, one of China's most prominent rights lawyers, on December 22, 2015 of "inciting ethnic hatred" and trouble-making with posts criticising the government. Photo: Reuters
China's rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang speaks at a court session in Beijing. The court convicted Pu, one of China's most prominent rights lawyers, on December 22, 2015 of "inciting ethnic hatred" and trouble-making with posts criticising the government. Photo: Reuters

Beijing ‘silencing’ outspoken rights lawyer with restrictions on suspended jail term

Topic |   Human rights in China
China's rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang speaks at a court session in Beijing. The court convicted Pu, one of China's most prominent rights lawyers, on December 22, 2015 of "inciting ethnic hatred" and trouble-making with posts criticising the government. Photo: Reuters China's rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang speaks at a court session in Beijing. The court convicted Pu, one of China's most prominent rights lawyers, on December 22, 2015 of "inciting ethnic hatred" and trouble-making with posts criticising the government. Photo: Reuters
China's rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang speaks at a court session in Beijing. The court convicted Pu, one of China's most prominent rights lawyers, on December 22, 2015 of "inciting ethnic hatred" and trouble-making with posts criticising the government. Photo: Reuters
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