Beijing, May 31 (AP) The wife of a detained Chinese human rights lawyer says she has been prevented from leaving her neighbourhood in the latest apparent case of extra-legal harassment of those who fall afoul of the ruling Communist Party. Also Read - Vinayak Chaturthi 2021: Know The date, Time For Ganesh Chaturthi Puja

Xu Yan tweeted today that she had been followed from her apartment by police officers who stopped her leaving by taxi by telling the drivers not to take her. Also Read - Forget Telegram, Signal: ISIS Terrorists in India, Abroad Using Much More Secure Messenger 'Threema'

Xu’s husband, Yu Wensheng, was grabbed by police on Jan. 19 while preparing to take his 13-year-old son to school and has been charged with the loosely defined crime of inciting subversion. Also Read - India Set to Rollout World’s Biggest Vaccination Drive Today, 3 Lakh Health Workers to Get Shots on Day 1

During a visit to Beijing last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Xu and Li Wenzhu, the wife of another detained lawyer, Wang Quanzhang. (PTI) MRJ MRJ

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