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7 Aug 2016

China: Zhou Shifeng, lawyer who represented victims in 2008 tainted milk lawsuit, jailed for 7 years for subversion

"The founder of a Chinese law firm known for representing [victims in 2008 tainted baby milk lawsuit] has been sentenced to seven years in prison for subversion…Around 300 lawyers and activists have been arrested since last year. About 20 are still detained...

Amnesty International has accused the Chinese government of "relentless suppression of human rights lawyers and activists". "This wave of trials against lawyers and activists are a political charade. Their fate was sealed before they stepped into the courtroom," said Roseann Rife, East Asia Research Director at Amnesty International…"