Thursday, June 30, 2011

Human rights lawyers in China harassed, tortured

"Human rights group Amnesty International called on Thursday for China to stop the harassment, arbitrary detention and torture of human rights lawyers, part of what it said was an "uncompromising" series of steps to rein in activists.

"(Chinese authorities) are not only failing to ensure protection for human rights lawyers and others seeking to provide legal services, but are actively undermining their work through legislative, administrative and practical measures," the group said in a report"

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