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The shocking and unacceptable treatment of Chen Guangcheng, a well-known legal advocate, and his family by Chinese authorities reflects the broader problem of harassment of dozens of lawyers in China who represent unpopular clients and causes disfavored by the government.< Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has sent a letter to China’s Ministry of Justice expressing its “grave concern with respect to reports over the past several weeks that lawyers in various parts of China have been harassed, beaten, and detained at the hands of agents of the government.” < Continue reading

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In blocking Mo Shaoping and He Weifang from attending the International Bar Association meeting in London today, the Chinese government continues an unworthy pattern of harassment of Chinese lawyers who have the courage to provide representation to disfavored clients. Mo Shaoping has been targeted in the past, as noted in a City Bar Association report issued in May 2010 that describes in detail the treatment of lawyers in China. The world’s largest country must have a justice system that the … Continue reading

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