Human rights lawyer Liu Zhengqing says he has been unable to earn a wage since being barred from practising in January. Photo: Handout

‘Depressed and unemployed’: China’s rights lawyers battle disbarment

  • At least a dozen legal representatives have had their licences cancelled or revoked since last year
  • ‘Disbarment serves as an effective tactic by the Chinese government to further diminish the space for human rights advocacy’, researcher says
Topic |   Human rights in China

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Human rights lawyer Liu Zhengqing says he has been unable to earn a wage since being barred from practising in January. Photo: Handout
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A watchtower and high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim minorities are detained, near Hotan in Xinjiang. Photo: AFP

China detaining Uygurs in nearly 500 camps and prisons, researchers say

  • Activist group gives geographic coordinates of facilities in Xinjiang, many of which had not been identified before
  • It says there could be ‘far greater numbers’ than the one million people usually cited as held
Topic |   Xinjiang

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A watchtower and high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim minorities are detained, near Hotan in Xinjiang. Photo: AFP
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