Human Rignts Lawyers' Database

Yang Zaixin (杨在新)

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Work Location

Beihai, Guangxi Province


Current Status

Not in practice



Yang Zaixin has repeatedly suffered pressure from the authorities for helping citizens deal with all kinds of rights defense activities. In 2010, he and three other lawyers worked together to serve as the defense team in a murder case. During the court hearing, he challenged the prosecution’s lawsuit, causing the hearing to land in an impasse. Later, he was detained for obstructing the witness. On June 13, 2011, Yang Zaixin was illegally kidnaped and taken to a detention center for providing legal assistance to civil rights activists. On March 15, 2012, after nine months of imprisonment, his sentence was converted to residential surveillance. On September 14, 2012, he was released after trial and post bail.


Cases Handled

2010: Beihai lawyer perjury case