China denies bail to detained activist lawyer ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

June 10, 2014 4:45 AM

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China denies bail to detained activist lawyer ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

BEIJING -- Chinese police have denied bail to a prominent lawyer detained in Beijing last month ahead of the politically sensitive 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on protesters.

Police detained the well-known attorney Pu Zhiqiang early last month after he attended a meeting to discuss the 1989 military suppression on demonstrators.

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