Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Abducted and Beaten
A Chinese human rights lawyer says he was abducted, beaten and warned to leave Beijing last weekend.
Li Heping told the New York Times that after his captors released him, he returned home and found his law license and some legal files were missing. He told the Associated Press that his computer hard drive had also been erased.
He said his captors beat him and attacked him with electric rods over a five-hour period. “They said, ‘You out-of-town lawyers are making trouble in Beijing, making it unstable,’ ” he told AP.