Daily Archives: 03/04/2016

China: Recalling for the Rule of Law in China

Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Yu Wensheng poses for a photograph in Beijing

It’s time for the American Bar Association to take action. ABA is the largest attorneys’ organization in the world’s most powerful democracy. Only last summer did the Chinese Communist Party regime launch a nationwide crackdown on human rights activists and attorneys, and thus it’s time for ABA to take this clear stand on the crackdown in defense of universal values and the rule of law. This thrive for law comes as a movement against corruption.

More than 300 people who dared to reveal their names publicly have been caught last July in the Communist Party’s dragnet with the known as “709 crackdown”, noting that it was named likewise in regard of the date it began. In addition to the aforementioned, it’s worth of mentioning that it is estimated that additional 2,000 to 3,000 people were harassed and even detained only because of having family connections with attorneys and activists. Detainment is not just merely a freedom deprive, but infact those detained can be subjected to coercion, beatings and torture, and are routinely denied access to lawyers.

Part of the ABA’s mission is to “hold governments accountable under law,” and to “increase public understanding of and respect for the rule of law, the legal process, and the role of the legal profession at home and throughout the world.”