A human rights lawyer from northeast China was sentenced on November 27 to seven years in prison for taking Falun Gong practitioners as clients and presenting legal arguments that the Chinese Communist Party’s campaign against the spiritual practice is illegal under Chinese law.
Mr. Wang Chongjun, age 65, died at home on August 23, 2008 after being
injected with an unknown drug in a Beijing labor camp, according to sources
in China. His wife, Ms. Wang Zhiqin, remains illegally detained and is unaware
of her husband’s death.