China should be proud of Wang Quanzhang - instead it persecutes him
Gaining the right to actually mount a defence, as a defence lawyer, before and during the trial, was a process filled with difficulties. Finally, at the end of the court session, presiding judge directed the bailiffs to drag me from the courtroom and beat me savagely
Wang Quanzhang is a human rights lawyer and an employee at Fengrui Law Firm in Beijing. He has a history of taking on sensitive cases including defending Falun Gong practitioners, investigative journalists and democracy advocates. He has been harassed, intimidated and beaten as a result of his work.