Sources told Human Rights in China that a lawyer met with detained rights activist and advocate for the New Citizens’ Movement Xu Zhiyong (许志永) in the afternoon of July 24. The lawyer was retained by Xu’s family, following the authorities’ harassment of his original lawyer Liu Weiguo (刘卫国). The new lawyer is not identified at this time.
The one-and-one-half hour meeting took place at the Beijing No. 3 Detention Center, where Xu has been held since July 16 on suspicion of “assembling a crowed to disrupt order in a public place.”
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