STATEMENT: Death of Human Rights Attorney Dr. Li Baiguang

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON

February 27, 2018

We are saddened by the sudden death of Chinese human rights attorney Dr. Li Baiguang.  Dr. Li Baiguang devoted his career to defending the rights of vulnerable peoples, including religious minority groups. As recently as two weeks ago, Dr. Li Baiguang travelled to Washington to attend the National Prayer Breakfast and meet with senior State Department officials to advocate on behalf of these groups.