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China rights lawyer charged with ‘inciting subversion’

Best known for suing the Beijing government over the city’s once chronic pollution, Yu has been a persistent voice for reform despite an increasingly severe crackdown on activism under President Xi Jinping A prominent Chinese human rights attorney has been charged with “inciting subversion of state power” and will be held in isolation far from his home, his lawyer said Monday. Yu Wensheng, 50, was initially charged with “disrupting a public service” after he was detained by a dozen…