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FCO response to conviction of Pu Zhiqiang

Foreign and Commonwealth Office response to the conviction of Pu Zhiqiang in China.

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A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said:

We are seriously concerned by Pu Zhiqiang’s conviction despite the suspension of his sentence. This case has again raised issues about due process and transparency of justice in China. It has also highlighted the situation faced by human rights lawyers in the country.

We urge China to make sure freedom of expression and other civil and political rights are protected, in line with their constitution and international human rights commitments.

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Published 23 December 2015