TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jun 13, 2014

Just half a year ago, civil rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang was earning accolades in the Chinese media for his work pushing for the abolition of labor camps. On Friday, Pu made headlines again -- but this time for being arrested by Beijing police on charges that fellow activists say are trumped up in an attempt to silence the vocal government critic. The dramatic turnaround highlights the thin line that activist lawyers often find themselves having to walk if they seek to drum up public support for causes that embarrass the ruling Communist Party: success can come at great personal cost. WRCB has the AP story.