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In a statement that cites Chinese laws and United Nations standards, a group of 132 lawyers and legal professionals call on central government authorities to stop abuses of lawyers committed by local authorities. In a joint statement, the Chinese Human Rights Lawyers group outlines the following...
Promulgating Authority: 
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Public Security
National People’s Congress
Supreme People's Procuratorate
Four Beijing rights defense lawyers—Cheng Hai (程海), Liang Xiaojun (梁小军), Wang Quanzhang (王全章), and Han Zhiguang (韩志广)—had planned to appear in a hearing for 13 Falun Gong practitioners being charged in a Dalian Court, Liaoning Province, on April 12.
April 10, 2012, Beijing based disabled rights defender Ni Yulan (倪玉兰) was ordered to serve two years and eight months in prison and pay a fine of 1,000 yuan ($159) for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” and “fraud”. Her husband, Dong Jiqin (董继勤) was also sentenced to two years in prison for...
Rights Defender Ni Yulan Uses Computer by Candlelight. Beijing, January 1, 2011. (Photo by Dong Jiqin). On the morning of December 29, 2011, the Xicheng District People’s Court of Beijing heard the case of human rights advocate Ni Yulan ( 倪玉兰 ) and her husband, Dong Jiqin ( 董继勤 ) . Both are charged...
On April 10, 2012, Beijing rights defender Ni Yulan (倪玉兰) was sentenced to two years and eight months of imprisonment for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” and “fraud”. Her husband, Dong Jiqin (董继勤) was sentenced to two years in prison for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” The...
Excerpted from Guardian : The US-based group Human Rights in China (HRIC) accused the authorities of "an all-out attack" on rights lawyers. "This suppression will inevitably lead to grave consequences for society, creating greater disadvantages for already persecuted groups and greater social...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that in recent days, the Chinese authorities have used various procedural obstacles, harassment, and even kidnapping to launch an all-out attack on rights defense lawyers. As of June 1, at least 17 Chinese rights defense lawyers did not receive their “annual...
Jerome A. Cohen In August 2008, a group of 35 lawyers in Beijing stunned China’s legal community by issuing an online appeal that called for direct elections for the state-controlled Beijing Lawyers Association.
An Appeal to All Beijing Lawyers, the Municipal Bureau of Justice, and the Municipal Lawyers Association 1 To all Beijing lawyers, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice, and the Beijing Municipal Lawyers Association:


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