Friday, December 19, 2014   

Police deny bail to prominent activist lawyer
(06-10 14:39)

Chinese police have denied bail to a prominent lawyer detained in Beijing last month ahead of the politically sensitive 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on protesters.

Police detained the well-known attorney Pu Zhiqiang early last month after he attended a meeting to discuss the 1989 military suppression on demonstrators.

Pu's lawyer Zhang Sizhi said that police would likely press criminal charges against his client. He declined to elaborate.

Pu is one of the best-known lawyers in the country who has represented well-known dissidents such as artist Ai Weiwei and led public campaigns for the abolition of labor camps.--AP   
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