China formally arrests prominent rights lawyer who fought labor camps, criticized authorities

  • by: GILLIAN WONG , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 13, 2014 - 7:25 PM

BEIJING — 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.

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