Wang Qiaoling, wife of lawyer Li Heping, heard nothing for six months about her husband’s fate before authorities notified her of his arrest. Photo: Simon Song

Conscience conquers all: wife of detained rights lawyer Li Heping says her respect has only grown deeper despite pain of separation

WANG QIAOLING is the wife of rights lawyer Li Heping, who was arrested a year ago in the so-called ‘709 crackdown’ on hundreds of human rights advocates. For the first six months she had no official word of his fate. Wang tells MIMI LAU how her faith comforted her family and how it has given her a deeper appreciation of Li’s quest for justice.

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Wang Qiaoling, wife of lawyer Li Heping, heard nothing for six months about her husband’s fate before authorities notified her of his arrest. Photo: Simon Song
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