Euro lawyers denounce crackdown in China

11 Jul


The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) has condemned the “709 crackdown” on Chinese lawyers, law firm staff and family members.

To mark the first anniversary of the crackdown, named 709 after the day and month it began, the CCBE, of which the Faculty is a member, has co-signed a letter from China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, calling on the Chinese government to uphold the rule of law and to release 36 detained human rights lawyers and defenders.

The CCBE has also written to the Chinese government, urging that all charges against the lawyers be dropped.

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