Chinese Law Professor Who Criticized Xi Jinping to Fight Charge and Dismissal

HONG KONG—A Chinese legal scholar, known for his outspoken criticism of Chinese leader , is seeking to overturn a prostitution charge that he says was trumped up to justify his dismissal as a professor, one of his lawyers said Wednesday.

Xu Zhangrun, who was a law professor at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University, had been detained by police for nearly a week earlier this month as punishment for allegedly soliciting prostitution, his friends and lawyers say. Tsinghua dismissed him soon after he was released…

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