‘Flee at Once’: China’s Besieged Human Rights Lawyers

‘The human rights lawyers play the most important role in civil society,’’ says Teng Biao, a former Visitor (2016–17) in the School of Social Science and a rights lawyer who left China in 2014. ‘‘Whenever there is a blogger or a church leader or a journalist arrested, some courageous lawyers represent them.’’

Read more from the New York Times Magazine about the lives of China’s criminal defense lawyers.