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Lawyer Yang Jinzhu Is Prepared to Be Arrested, Will Resist With His Life— Yang’s Statement on forming a 100-Person Defense Team

July 28, 2016

The ongoing “709 Crackdown,” which began in July of 2015, has primarily targeted rights defense lawyers. Continuing this trend, Hunan rights lawyer Yang Jinzhu, known by some as “Yang Quixote,” is now being oppressed by the local judiciary department. Aware of the possibility of his imminent detention, he has felt no other choice but to announce that he is dismissing his assistants and apprentices to prevent them from being implicated in his case (see Yang’s statement, below). He has also declared that if he is put behind bars, he will “resist with his life,” and will refuse to go on CCTV and make a false, public confession. Lawyer Yang Jinzhu has invited 100 lawyers to convene and form a defense team for him on his behalf, should he be detained.



杨金柱律师在湖南省司法厅长沙市司法局这般流氓的逼迫下,为了保护自己的助理和弟子,已经公开宣布:解聘夏亚平律师、陈星律师、刘正峰实习律师、吕姣实习律师等四名助理 ,三名弟子周后有律师吴之成律师刘期湘律师(兼职)在8月30日之前办好异动手续,离开湖南岳林律师事务所。














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