China formally arrests rights lawyers six months after taking them away
Jan 13, Beijing: Several Chinese rights lawyers, including a woman who represented women's rights advocates, have been formally arrested, about six months after they were taken away, media reports siad.
Li Yuhan, a lawyer for Wang Yu, said on Wednesday that Wang's mother had received formal arrest notices for both Wang and her husband, Bao Longjun, although the charges were not immediately clear. Wang has represented women's rights activists.
The families of two other lawyers, an intern lawyer and a lawyer's assistant also were informed earlier of their arrests, on suspicion of state subversion.
State media have accused them of being rabble rousers intent on illegal activism.
Wang and the other lawyers all work for the same Beijing law firm. The assistant worked with defense lawyer Li Heping, whose whereabouts are unknown.
The Oslo Times