Lawyer, Journalist, Latest to Go Missing in China

10 May, 2011 at 14:06 | Posted in China, human rights, persecution | Leave a comment
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By Nicholas Zifcak
Epoch Times Staff

Two prominent defenders of the public interest in China have disappeared this past week. Amnesty International is calling on the Chinese regime to release the location and current status of a prominent Beijing human rights lawyer, Li Xiongbing, and a journalist, Zhang Jialong; both are believed to be in police custody.

Li has been missing since Wednesday, when it appears he was arrested after receiving a telephone call from police, Amnesty said. Li is well known for taking on politically sensitive cases such as those of Chinese AIDS NGO Aizhixing, and cases with the legal aid organization Gongmeng, which fights sensitive cases pro bono.

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