China’s human rights crackdown – interactive guide – click and read!

China’s human rights crackdown – interactive guide

Chinese authorities have made their biggest move against dissidents and activists for years, including artist Ai Weiwei. The crackdown followed an anonymous online call for protests inspired by Middle Eastern uprisings, although it is unclear if any of those held or missing were connected to the appeal. Information is from human rights groups and inquiries by the Guardian

China’s detained and missing

Liu Xiaoyuan (Beijing)

Rights lawyer who has worked with Ai Weiwei and was willing to represent him again. Unreachable since 8pm on 14 April, when he posted a message saying he was being followed. Police have not responded to queries

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