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China Religious Rights Lawyer Given 6 Months of Detention

Attorneys in China have confirmed that a prominent human rights lawyer has been put under six months of residential surveillance after being taken away by police from a Christian church in Wenzhou. Colleagues of Zhang Kai told VOA Monday he has been confined on suspicion of "endangering state security “and “disturbing the public order," two charges that are routinely brought against dissidents in China. Human rights activists have told VOA that after taking away Zhang Kai and...

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