Urgent Action Update: Lawyer Continues to be Held Incommunicado (China: UA 20.20)December 9, 2020
Former human rights lawyer Ding Jiaxi, who has been detained for more than one year under the charge of “inciting subversion of state power”, continues to be held incommunicado. The investigation period has now extended to 19 January 2021 after a third extension of the investigation period. Ding was taken away by police on 26 December 2019 after joining a social gathering in Xiamen. He has had no access to his family and lawyers of his choice and remains at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.