No More Chinese Communist Party

May 9, 2010

China rights lawyers have licences revoked

Filed under: Uncategorized — carryanne @ 10:08 pm
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AFP: Sharon Hom, Human Rights in China’s executive director, called the decision “a mockery of justice and the rule of law.”

China has revoked the attorney’s licences of two human rights lawyers who defended a follower of the banned Falungong spiritual group, in a case that has caused concern among rights groups.

“HRIC urges the relevant authorities to review and adjudicate the case with impartiality and fairness,” she said, in the group’s statement.

Falungong is an extremely sensitive issue for Beijing.

China’s communist government banned the group after thousands of practitioners silently converged in Beijing to air their grievances over alleged persecution, showing their organisational might.

Rights groups say its members have been imprisoned and tortured, while the group itself issues regular reports of members dying in police custody.

ET: “A Chinese Court is Not a Court”

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