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Chinese rights lawyer Xie Yanyi released on bail more than a year after crackdown

2 months ago
Jiayun Feng
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prominent human rights lawyer was released on bail yesterday after a year and half in detention in a crackdown on activist lawyers. "Xie Yanyi was among hundreds of people detained in the so-called '709' crackdown, referring to the date in July 2015 when the arrests began," Mimi Lau writes. He was charged with subverting state power in January 2016 in Tianjin, a port city near Beijing. The terms of his release and bail are not clear.
By Jiayun Feng
Jiayun is a Chinese native and was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first twenty years and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she went to NYU Graduate School of Journalism for the Global & Joint Program Studies that allows her to pursue a journalistic career along with her interests in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.
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