American Bar Association earlier this month announced it is giving the organization’s first ever “International Human Rights Award” to Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu. CCS has advocated for Wang Yu’s release since she was detained in June 2015. Wang Yu and other human rights attorney’s were picked up by authorities a year ago and detained with no charges in undetermined places. Recently, several were charged and are awaiting trial. Wang Yu defended one of CCS’s earlier cases, that of Ilham Tohti.
- ABA to Honor Imprisoned Chinese Human Rights Lawyer (Bloomberg Law)