Chinese lawyer Yu Wensheng poses for a portrait in Beijing last week. Yu has been a persistent voice for reform in China, despite the country’s sweeping and increasingly severe crackdown on civil society. Photo: AFP

China detains human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng after his call for reform, sources say

Just hours before being seized, Yu circulated an open letter calling for five reforms to China’s constitution, including the institution of multi-candidate presidential elections

Topic |   Human rights in China

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Chinese lawyer Yu Wensheng poses for a portrait in Beijing last week. Yu has been a persistent voice for reform in China, despite the country’s sweeping and increasingly severe crackdown on civil society. Photo: AFP
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