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13 Jan 2017

Mimi Lau, South China Morning Post

Chinese lawyer held for more than 500 days in crackdown diagnosed with mental disorder following captivity

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[Li Chunfu, a] Beijing lawyer has been diagnosed with a mental disorder after he was held in detention for more than 500 days as part of a huge crackdown on civil rights activists in China. Li…had been held for suspected subversion after he was detained…and he returned home…after his release on bail… It is still not clear exactly what happened to Li…during his detention. …He was among about 300 lawyers and activists detained, arrested or questioned by the authorities in the massive crackdown against rights activists that began on July 9, 2015. [Li represented cases for HIV/AIDS patients, landless peasents and other vulnerable groups]

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China: More than 300 rights lawyers detained in nationwide crackdown, including lawyers who handled cases on corporate abuses; at least 6 face formal charges