EU demands release of Chinese human rights lawyer jailed for four years

European Union says Yu Wensheng’s right to a fair trial was not respected and also calls China national security laws in Hong Kong an ‘assault’ on freedom

The EU has demanded the immediate release of a Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to four years in jail, saying his right to a fair trial was not respected.

Yu Wensheng was sentenced on Wednesday, after two years in detention, on charges of “inciting subversion of state power”, after penning an open letter calling for constitutional reforms.

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