China Human Rights Lawyer Rong Sheng Missing –CHRLCG
China Human Rights Lawyer Tang Tianhao Missing –CHRLCG
China Regime Mass Suppression of Lawyers Reveals True Nature
of Dictator Xi Jiping ‘Rule By Law’ –HRIC
(NY Times) More than 200 Chinese lawyers and associates have been detained by authorities, some being paraded on television (forced) to make humiliating confessions or portrayed as ‘rabble-rousing thugs’ — A blast of commentaries in China state media have accused them of subversion and swindlers.
In what lawyers are calling the most withering political assault on their profession in decades, the China regime is mounting a broad crackdown on ‘Human Rights Lawyers’ alleging they have exploited contentious cases to enrich themselves and attack the Chinese Communist Party.
The beleaguered lawyers say the China government real goal is to discredit and dismantle the “rights defense” movement, a small but audacious group of people who have used the law and public pressure to defend clients in a system stacked against them.
On Wednesday, Hong Kong Free Press reported that detained lawyers are at risk of torture by the China regime. Teng Biao, a human rights lawyer and visiting scholar at Harvard and New York Universities said that he had been “abducted, locked up and tortured,” by security forces before.
In an Op-Ed published in the ‘Washington Post’ Teng said, ‘This is the biggest crackdown on lawyers in China since the legal system was reestablished in 1980 after the cultural revolution.
It is also just part of the purge that President Xi Jinping has carried out against civil society since he came to power in late 2012. Those hit by this comprehensive suppression have included political dissidents, nongovernmental organizations, government petitioners, underground Churches, Internet users, news organizations and universities.
More than 1,500 (human) rights defenders have been arrested or thrown in jail including well known lawyers Xu Zhiyong, Pu Zhiqiang and Tang Jingling,” who was arrested at his Guangzhou home in 2014 ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen protests.
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