Six months after China crackdown lawyers strike back

Six months ago, China's biggest-ever crackdown on human rights lawyers saw state agents question more than 130 attorneys and their colleagues, with Yu Wensheng amongst themSix months ago, China’s biggest-ever crackdown on human rights lawyers saw state agents question more than 130 attorneys and their colleagues. The sweep demonstrates the hollowness of the Communist Party’s loudly proclaimed commitment to the rule of law, campaigners say, and is an attempt to end efforts to use China’s tightly-controlled legal system to independently challenge official injustice. “The Communist Party uses weapons to maintain its rule.

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