lørdag 9. juli 2016

'Reap what you sow': families of seized lawyers send public warning to China

The wives of some of China’s most prominent civil rights lawyers have issued an emotional and spirited plea for their release, one year after they were seized by police during a government offensive against dissent. In an open letter released on Saturday to mark the anniversary, relatives of the lawyers called on Beijing to end the harassment and persecution of their families. “As a citizen, asking for the legitimate rights and interests of your family to be protected is the most basic requirement,” they write, warning: “He who plays with fire will get burnt. One day you reap what you sow for the various illegal methods you are today using.” Read more