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Chinese lawyer, Zhou Shifeng, who exposed the baby milk scandal in China jailed for subversion

The following are extracts from a news item in The Guardian newspaper on August 5th, 2016. It comes from Associated Press in Beijing:

A Chinese lawyer has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the third of a series of subversion trials demonstrating the ruling Communist party’s determination to shut down independent human rights activists and government critics.

Zhou Shifeng was director of Beijing’s Fengrui law firm that took on sensitive cases and represented people who dared challenge the party.

As with the others, Zhou was detained in July of last year amid a sweeping roundup of activists and lawyers. About 300 lawyers and activists were initially seized and questioned before most were released.

Zhou established Fengrui in 2007 and the next year took on one of the country’s biggest dairies in a scandal over tainted baby formula that the government had tried to squelch.


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