Veteran pro-democracy activist and former lawyer Ding Jiaxi is among those detained under the latest crackdown on human rights defenders. Photo: Handout

Five Chinese human rights lawyers, activists detained after secret gathering

  • Round-up started on Boxing Day, after about 20 rights defenders from around the country attended a clandestine meeting in Fujian province, pro-democracy activist says
  • Among those detained is former rights lawyer Ding Jiaxi, who was sentenced to 3½ years in prison in 2014 for disrupting the public order
Topic |   Human rights in China
Veteran pro-democracy activist and former lawyer Ding Jiaxi is among those detained under the latest crackdown on human rights defenders. Photo: Handout
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