Xu Zhangrun, Leading Critic of Xi Jinping, Released from Detention | News from the world


A Beijing law professor who openly criticized Chinese President Xi Jinping and the ruling Communist Party was released on Sunday after six days in detention, his friends said.Xu Zhangrun, professor of constitutional law at the prestigious Tsinghua University, returned home on Sunday morning but remained under surveillance and was not free to speak publicly about what happened, one of his officials told Reuters friends, who refused to be identified.

Calls to the Beijing police and Tsinghua University media for comment went unanswered on Sunday.

Xu, 57, became famous in July 2018 for denouncing the removal of the two-term limit for the Chinese leader, which will allow Xi to remain in office beyond his second current term.


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