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In China, Rights Lawyer Likely to Be Disbarred for Defending Client

Authorities in China’s southern Guangdong province are expected to soon revoke the license of a prominent rights lawyer, apparently for defending his client. Authorities held a public hearing Saturday to decide if such an administrative punishment would be imposed on lawyer Liu Zhengqing, according to other rights lawyers.   A final decision is expected a week from the hearing.   The ruling against Liu for allegedly “endangering state security” and “malicious defamation” while...

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