Tsinghua University Professor Arrested After He Publishes Articles Criticizing Beijing

July 14, 2020 Updated: July 23, 2020

On July 6, a famous jurist and professor at Tsinghua University, Xu Zhangrun, was suddenly taken away from his home in Beijing by the police on the charge of “consorting with prostitutes.” Xu’s friend revealed that the police arrested him because he has published a series of articles criticizing the Chinese Communist Party.

Xu’s friend, Geng Xiaonan, told a reporter at China Forbidden News that police came very early in the morning of July 6 and searched Xu’s house, taking away a computer and many documents.

“The neighbor said that more than 10 police cars and more than 20 police officers came in the morning. The nanny said that two or three people took Xu away,” she said.