Hunan authorities have stripped Xie Yang of his lawyer’s licence. Photo: Weibo Hunan authorities have stripped Xie Yang of his lawyer’s licence. Photo: Weibo
Hunan authorities have stripped Xie Yang of his lawyer’s licence. Photo: Weibo

Chinese 709 rights lawyer Xie Yang loses professional licence

  • Xie says he will seek to overturn the decision even though there is little chance of success
  • He pleaded guilty to subversion in 2017 on understanding that he would not face further punishment, he says

Topic |   Human rights in China
Hunan authorities have stripped Xie Yang of his lawyer’s licence. Photo: Weibo Hunan authorities have stripped Xie Yang of his lawyer’s licence. Photo: Weibo
Hunan authorities have stripped Xie Yang of his lawyer’s licence. Photo: Weibo
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