Police in southern China’s Guangdong province intend to fine or imprison a lawyer who accused them of assaulting her, Caixin has learned.
Guangzhou municipal public security officers sent lawyer Sun Shihua a notice Thursday morning accusing her of “disrupting order” at a police station in Liwan district in September and informing her that she’ll face “administrative punishment,” Sun told Caixin.
But Sun has a very different account of that encounter. In October, she wrote in a WeChat post that police at the station had grabbed her by the neck and forced her to strip after she demanded to know an officer’s name and contact details. Sun had been accompanying a client, she said.
Sun said she met with police after receiving the notice on Thursday. Caixin was unable to contact Liwan Police Station.