Over 200 lawyers and activists detained in China in past 10 days
July 19, Beijing: More than 200 lawyers and human rights activists have been detained in China in past 10 days in what Amnesty International call it an unprecedented spree of detentions and police questioning.
Since the crackdown, a group of prominent lawyers in Hong Kong has launched a global petition to denounce what it calls the intimidating harassment of authorities against lawyers. The petition has been signed by almost 1,000 people so far.
Amnesty International said as of Friday, 24 people were still feared to be missing or in police custody.
The Oslo Times