tirsdag 5. januar 2016

China's Rights Lawyers Call For Better Treatment in 2016

China's embattled human rights lawyers have called on the ruling Chinese Communist Party to improve its treatment of their colleagues in 2016. By Dec. 30, authorities across China had detained, questioned, or otherwise sanctioned at least 316 rights lawyers, law firm employees, rights activists, and family members, the Hong Kong-based Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group said in a statement on its website. The crackdown began with the detention of lawyer Wang Yu and her colleagues at Beijing's Fengrui law firm on the night of July 9, 2015, the rights group said. Read more