Human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is pictured in a file photograph with his wife Li Wenzu and their child. Wang is the only person arrested during the “709 crackdown” to still be behind bars. Photo: Handout

Wang Quanzhang: the last ‘709’ lawyer left in China’s legal limbo

Two years after a nationwide crackdown, an unbending advocate for some of the country’s most marginalised groups remains behind bars

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Human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is pictured in a file photograph with his wife Li Wenzu and their child. Wang is the only person arrested during the “709 crackdown” to still be behind bars. Photo: Handout
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Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau covers human rights, religion and civil society in China. She spent seven years in southern China as the Post's Guangzhou Correspondent before returning to Hong Kong in 2017. Today, Mimi continues to pursue stories across the country, monitoring and reporting on key political and civil issues. She has won numerous awards for her work.