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Amnesty says China 'tortures' lawyers

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 02:30

Jun 30 - Human rights group Amnesty International calls on China to stop the harassment, arbitrary detention and torture of human rights lawyers. Sunita Rappai reports.

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Human rights and -- and -- done -- helped gently out of attendant and into we'll -- The Beijing based advocate says she's been left permanently crippled. After being arrested in -- should several times by the Chinese authorities. Her crime. Defending people forcibly evicted from their homes in the run up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. You Lan is one of more than 100 infinity detained or missing Chinese human rights -- is. Singled out to the damning report by Amnesty International. The human rights group accused Beijing -- the harassment. Arbitrary detention and torture of human rights annoyance. Others include cow she -- missing since April last year. And lying to legal activist channeling Glenn Chang. A US rights group says he was held on to -- former house arrest and beaten unconscious. Knowing your shangri Jeanne says authorities have increased the pressure in recent months. To conditioning national common. Before they went missing these lawyers spoke out to greet deal they were very brief in criticizing the government and in defending their clients. But after that they have all decided to keep their mouth shut. Which makes the situation extremely serious. The in the past. Amnesties Asia Pacific deputy director. -- the international community to put more pressure on China. To speak out when high profile. People. Detained. But also sued comment directly when it's clear that -- the promise of the little -- in the Russia is not. Plummeted practice and human rights fluids and being targeted in the way that we documents in oh. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman denied the charges and accused amnesty of long term bias against China. Beijing has reportedly amounted to crack down on any opposition since February. -- uprisings in the Arab world could inspire protests against its one polity who. -- -- -- Which is.

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Amnesty says China 'tortures' lawyers

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 02:30