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Protest Against Arrest of Human Rights Lawyers in China

Posted on Aug 11, 2015 in 2015 Arrests of Lawyers, News, Publications | Comments Off on Protest Against Arrest of Human Rights Lawyers in China

Press Advisory   Protest Against Arrest of Human Rights Lawyers in China    At the Chinese Embassy  3505 International Place, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008 Thursday, August 13, 2015 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Since July 10th this year, the Chinese government has arrested 13 human rights lawyers and staffers, and in addition summoned, disappeared or threatened at least 267 other rights lawyers and activists across more than 20 provinces. This is an escalation of China’scontinuous suppression of civil and political rights, making a mockery of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s claim of “governing the country in accordance with the law.” The international community has responded with condemnation, and further recognized the profound global consequences of an increasingly aggressive and barbaric China. In Washington, D.C., we are please to host a protest this week to protest the arrest of rights lawyers,...

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Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Face Systematic Government Crackdown

Posted on Jul 20, 2015 in 2015 Arrests of Lawyers, News, Publications, Rule of Law in China | Comments Off on Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Face Systematic Government Crackdown

    Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Face Systematic Government Crackdown  The World Movement for Democracy strongly condemns the mass arrests and harassment of human rights lawyers and activists in China, and joins the international community in demanding that the Chinese government immediately stop the systematic crackdown on civil society in the country. Photo credit to credit to 巴丢草   From July 10 to 17, more than 222 human rights lawyers, law firm staff, and activists in China were detained, arrested, or summoned by the local police across the country. To date, nine lawyers and two activists have been criminally detained or put under residential surveillance, and it is feared that these lawyers and activists will face police brutality. In addition, four lawyers and eleven other activists are still incommunicado, and more than 179 persons have been temporarily detained or forcibly summoned...

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