China | Twenty people who defended human rights in China remain jailed
by June Cheng
Posted 7/08/16, 11:00 am
On July 4, six women arrived at the top prosecutor’s office in Beijing with the names of their detained husbands pasted onto their summer dresses. “I support you, Xie Yang,” read one. “Waiting for you, Quanzhang,” read another. The wives, joined by lawyers and several Western diplomats, came to raise their frustrations that authorities in the neighboring city of Tianjing had barred them from contacting their husbands, whom authorities arrested last year in a nationwide roundup of human rights lawyers and activists.