Wang Quanzhang with his wife Li Wenzu and their son in 2015. Photo: AP

Chinese ‘709’ rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang stands trial as his wife is forced to stay away

  • Case gets under way almost 3½ years after Wang was detained, and he fires his state-appointed legal representative on the spot
  • Supporters and journalists also barred from entering courthouse
Topic |   Human rights in China

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Wang Quanzhang with his wife Li Wenzu and their son in 2015. Photo: AP
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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.

Guo Rui

Guo Rui

Guo Rui is a China reporter covering elite politics, domestic policies, environmental protection, civil society, and social movement. She is also a documentary filmmaker, recording modern Chinese history and social issues through film.