Where are China’s Human Rights Lawyers?
Human rights remain a problem in China, with Human Rights Lawyers bearing the forefront of persecution. Often Law students are intimidated into not studying Human Rights, and the lawyers themselves are threatened to drop cases, if not outright arrested and made to disappear. A number of Human Rights Lawyers have gone missing or been arrested in China recently, and international Human Rights Lawyers are not exception. Swedish Human rights Advocate, Peter Dahlin was recently deported from China after being held for weeks.
To discuss this persecution further, Sean Britten was joined on the line from Hong Kong by Patrick Poon, China Researcher at Amnesty International.
Produced by Lucy Ross