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Trial start against lawyer Chang Weiping

Behind closed doors, the trial of Chang Weiping, a human rights lawyer arrested in 2020, began Tuesday in the northwestern Chinese city of Baoji. Chang had spent many years advocating for the disadvantaged in China’s society – including HIV-infected people and members of the LGBTQ community – and had increasingly drawn the ire of the government. Chang is charged with “subverting state power.”

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