Human rights lawyers, staffers detained in widespread crackdown across China
Hopefully there will be improvement in the freedom of speech and religion in the new year. Last year, persecution against free speech and religion was very severe—I hope the rule of law in China will improve.
Sui Muqing is a Guangzhou-based human rights lawyer who has defended many fellow human rights defenders, including 2015 Front Line Defenders' Award winner Guo Feixiong. As a result of his work, he has been subjected to harassment, interrogation, detention and travel bans.