Fan Lili, the wife of imprisoned lawyer Gou Hongguo, lies on the ground in tears following interaction with a plainclothes police officer outside a courthouse in Tianjin last year, Human rights lawyers are being increasingly persecuted in China, according to the Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders. Photo: AP

Lawyers for rights activists in China increasingly persecuted, report says

Attorneys face legal action, violence and other forms of intimidation from the authorities amid crackdown on dissidents on the mainland, rights group says

Topic |   Human rights in China

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Fan Lili, the wife of imprisoned lawyer Gou Hongguo, lies on the ground in tears following interaction with a plainclothes police officer outside a courthouse in Tianjin last year, Human rights lawyers are being increasingly persecuted in China, according to the Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders. Photo: AP
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