The following post by Guo Yuhua (清华郭-于华), a professor at Tsinghua University with more than 13,000 followers on Sina Weibo, was deleted from Weibo yesterday, June 8, 2014, at 8:24 pm. [See more deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]
The post shows a picture of human rights lawyer and former CMP fellow Pu Zhiqiang (浦志强) holding a baby and smiling. Pu, one of China’s most high-profile lawyers, was arrested in May 2014 and charged with “causing a disturbance” after he attended a forum in Beijing on the commemoration of the 25rh anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown. The post reads:

They won’t let him go, and they won’t even let him see his own lawyer. Where is the reason in that? [“furious” emoticon]

Journalist and New Citizens Movement member Xiao Shu (笑蜀) reported on WeChat on June 8 that Si Weijiang (斯伟江), appointed by Pu Zhiqiang’s wife as his legal counsel, would attempt to visit Pu in prison on the afternoon of June 9 after another designated counsel for Pu had been turned away by police who said he was “being arraigned.”

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The original Chinese is below:

David Bandurski

CMP Director

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