China Amnesty publishes report on legal profession in China
In an Amnesty International report published on 30 June 2011, the increased pressure on and control of the legal profession by the authorities in China is detailed. According to the report, “the Chinese government has unleashed an uncompromising series of measures intended to rein in the legal profession and suppress lawyers pursuing human rights cases.”
The announcement of the report on Amnesty’s website reads:
“Government fears of a “Jasmine Revolution” inspired by the Arab Spring have led to the detention of scores of government critics, activists and netizens since February.
Read the full report, which is called ‘Against the Law – Crackdown on China’s Human Rights Lawyers Deepens’, here.
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