In late May 2014, Zhengzhou public security detained public interest attorney Zhang Boyang on charges of disrupting public order after he tried meeting with clients in the Zhengzhou Number 3 Detention Center who had also been charged with disr
Chinese authorities charged lawyer Tang Jingling with “inciting subversion of the state.” Tang has represented villagers fighting local corruption and land expropriation. He also founded a nonviolent civil disobedience organization in 2006.
On June 19th BBC News reported that the Chinese government has jailed three anti-corruption activists. Wei Zhongping and Liu Ping who are associated with the Chinese New Citizens Movement, were both given six-and-a-half year jail sentences while the third activist, Li Sihua received a shorter sentence.