Prominent human rights lawyer denied bail by Chinese authorities

There have been many detentions and arrests of politically-inclined lawyers in China.

Tiananmen Square

Pu Zhiqiang has been detained by Chinese police, but they will not let the well-known attorney post bail. He, along with dozens of other activists, was detained in Beijing before the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protest.

The official reason for Pu’s detainment was him “causing a disturbance.” He allegedly took part in a meeting held in someone’s apartment in Beijing to “discuss the 1989 military suppression on demonstrators,” The Associated Press reported.

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