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Wang Cheng

Wang Cheng

HRD, Lawyer
BBC Article

China lawyers held and beaten over 'black jail ' in Sichuan

Wang Cheng is a human rights lawyer whose license to practise law has been revoked as a result of his human rights activities.


Chinese HRDs face intimidation, harassment, house arrest, abductions, torture and imprisonment. They also work under very restrictive legislation, including laws which criminalize all unauthorized demonstrations and require government sponsorship for NGO registration, which is refused to any organisation touching on human rights issues. Widescale investigations into NGOs with links to overseas organisations took place in 2014 and 2015 resulting in harassment, detentions and forced closures.