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EU Statement by the Spokesperson on the sentencing of Yu Wensheng

19.06.2020  11:29

Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer, Mr Yu Wensheng, was sentenced on 17 June 2020 to 4 years’ imprisonment, after more than 900 days of detention. His trial was held behind closed doors.

The European Union expects China to ensure full respect of the rule of law, to establish fair trial guarantees and to investigate thoroughly all reported cases of arbitrary detentions, ill-treatment and torture of human rights defenders and their families.

Read the full statement here.