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7 prominent attorneys not licensed to practice: ACLA

2014-07-03 09:14 Global Times Web Editor: Li Yan

Seven Chinese rights lawyers including Teng Biao, the alleged attorney of activist Gao Yu, were accused of practicing law without a license for at least three years.

According to a statement on the All China Lawyers Association's (ACLA) website, Chinese authorities have either revoked or canceled the licenses of Teng Biao, Jiang Tianyong, Wang Cheng, Tang Jitian, Liu Wei, Zheng Enchong and Tang Jingling.

"Recently our association has noticed that some personnel who have either never acquired a lawyer's license or whose licenses were no longer valid have been acting as if they were lawyers. Their actions have misled the public and the legal community," said the statement, which was made public on Monday on the Legal Daily and posted on the association's website on Tuesday.

Teng's license was allegedly canceled in 2008 in Beijing. He co-founded Gongmeng, the predecessor of the New Citizens' Movement in 2003.

Jiang Tianyong, Wang Cheng and Tang Jitian are accused of inciting and gathering 38 Falun Gong cult practitioners and relatives to chant slogans outside a government agency in Heilongjiang Province on March 20.

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