Human Rights and Protection of Lawyers | CHINA

UIA Concern for Chinese Lawyer Wang Quanzhang


Dear Colleagues:

The UIA is deeply saddened about Wang Quanzhang's situation. Please see below the e-cards we sent to his family last week for his Birthday.

934 days have passed and there is still no sign of any trial to be held and no consent for the lawyer to be met by his defence counsel. In Wang's case, both domestic and international legal norms for criminal due process and for the basic human rights of a criminal suspect.

Wang Quanzhang disappeared on 10 July 2015. It was known later that he was not taken by the authorities till 3 August 2015. He was then formally arrested on 8 January 2016 for alleged crimes of subverting state power, and the case was transferred to the procuratorate for examination for prosecution on 7 August 2016, with indictment finally issued on 14 February 2017, meaning that he has since then entered the stage of trial.

Wang Quanzhang, you are not forgotten!