Wang Yu was detained outside the US embassy in Beijing on Wednesday night after refusing to provide police with identification and released several hours later. Photo: Tom Wang

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu released after being detained outside US embassy

  • Advocate was first held as part of ‘709’ crackdown on human rights activists in 2015
  • Husband says Wang was freed less than 24 hours after she was detained in Beijing
Topic |   Human rights in China

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Wang Yu was detained outside the US embassy in Beijing on Wednesday night after refusing to provide police with identification and released several hours later. Photo: Tom Wang
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