Lawyer Lu Siwei says he has been denied access to his client, one of 12 detained by the Chinese coastguard. Photo: RTHK Lawyer Lu Siwei says he has been denied access to his client, one of 12 detained by the Chinese coastguard. Photo: RTHK
Lawyer Lu Siwei says he has been denied access to his client, one of 12 detained by the Chinese coastguard. Photo: RTHK

Lawyers hired by families of Hongkongers arrested at sea say mainland Chinese authorities appointing legal counsel, pressuring them to drop cases

  • ‘The matters these people are involved with are too huge,’ one lawyer says he was told by Henan province officials asking him to drop his client
  • Another lawyer, based in Chengdu, says no legal representatives have managed to establish contact with clients in two weeks since arrests

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Lawyer Lu Siwei says he has been denied access to his client, one of 12 detained by the Chinese coastguard. Photo: RTHK Lawyer Lu Siwei says he has been denied access to his client, one of 12 detained by the Chinese coastguard. Photo: RTHK
Lawyer Lu Siwei says he has been denied access to his client, one of 12 detained by the Chinese coastguard. Photo: RTHK
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