Lawyers

Prominent Chinese Lawyer Convicted of Subversion
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Screen Shot 2016-08-04 at 2.31.36 PM

Summary: Zhou Shifeng is the latest lawyer to be convicted by the Chinese government for subversion.

The Chinese government has convicted attorney Zhou Shifeng. Zhou founded a Chinese law firm that frequently represented high profile cases, and according to the BBC, the government has found him guilty of subversion.

  
What
Where


China’s state-controlled media said that it was concluded in court that Zhou “played a major role in a group of activists who attempted to manipulate public opinion and damage national security by spreading subversive thoughts.”

Zhou’s big cases included suing a powerful Chinese company that allegedly sold tainted baby milk formula and representing people persecuted for their religious or political beliefs. He caught the government’s attention when he encouraged protestors to gather in support of his defendants. In China, 99.9% of cases result in a conviction.

Since last year, almost 300 lawyers and activists have been arrested, and 20 are still being held. Some such as Hu Shigen and Zhai Yanmin were convicted this week of the same charge as Zhou, 52.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Xinhua reported that Zhou will not appeal the ruling.

On Monday, Zhou’s colleague Wang Yu was released on bail after she renounced her legal work on video. She also denounced Zhou and said he was letting “foreign forces” influence him to discredit the government.



The BBC reports that China has been cracking down on human rights advocacy groups and lawyers who represent cases involving freedom of speech, religion, or abuses of power.

Will Zhou’s conviction affect the legal system in China? If so, how? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: BBC



 

RELEVANT JOBS

Associate Attorney

USA-MA-Boston

Preeminent plaintiff-focused civil litigation firm in downtown Boston seeks ambitious and aspiring&#...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-NV-Las Vegas

Associate Attorney Prestigious Personal Injury Law Firm seeks Associate Attorney  MUST be...

Apply now

Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

The Barnes Firm, with a large and rapidly growing national presence, is expanding its Rochester, NY ...

Apply now

Paralegal

USA-NY-New York City

The Barnes Firm is one of the nation’s leading personal injury firms with offices throughout t...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Commercial Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-MA-Boston

Boston office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a commercial litigation associate a...

Apply Now

Foreclosure Attorney

USA-GA-Atlanta

Atlanta office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks foreclosure attorney with experien...

Apply Now

Foreclosure Attorney

USA-TN-Memphis

Memphis office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks foreclosure attorney with experien...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top