The faint hope of freedom for the last of China’s 709 lawyers behind bars

Li Wenzu is nearing the end of a tumultuous five-year journey fighting for the rights of her lawyer husband Wang Quanzhang – but there is little left in her to look beyond the finishing line.“One thing I have learned over the years to avoid crushing disappointment is to live in the present moment rather than harbouring hope,” Li told the South China Morning Post.“There was no worst pain, only even worse pain, again and again.”Wang, a 44-year-old human rights lawyer, is due to be released from…