|Xu Zhiyong previously on the cover of Esquire|
His lawyer Liu Weiguo says the charge is baseless, and are detaining him in an effort to silence him. Xu probably got into trouble this time because he was calling for people to join the New Citizens' Movement to demand that government officials publicly declare their assets.
His work on the case shone a spotlight on these people being thrown into these arbitrary detention centres and in the end the government abolished them.
However this time it looks like Xu may have gone too far in provoking the government. His supporters will work hard to get him released, because China needs more people like him to keep reforming for the better.