Daily Archives: 3 de January de 2017

Day of the Endangered Lawyer/China: 7TH DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER WITH THE FOCUS ON THE PERSECUTED AND HARASSED CHINESE LAWYERS ON THE 24TH OF JANUARY 2017 IN AROUND 30 CITIES

January 3, 2017

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Every January 24th lawyers around the world support endangered lawyers in other countries by holding protests in front of the Embassies and Consulates of a designated country, holding meetings, press conferences and other activities.

This time the designated country will be China, which unleashed a massive crackdown against lawyers in July 2015. Before these mass arrests, many lawyers were already harassed or arrested because of taking up cases with Human Rights implications.

On this Day Of The Endangered Lawyer in as many cities is possible a centralized petition will be handed over at the same time to Ambassadors, Consuls and other official legal institutions. In this petition we ask the attention of the Chinese government for the problematic situation of the endangered Chinese lawyers. We will also put pressure on the Chinese Government to take care that the situation of the lawyers will be ameliorated as soon as possible. And that the persecution and harassment of these lawyers will be stopped.

The aim of the Day is to try to get a dialogue with the Ambassadors or other representatives of the Peoples Republic of China.

In other cities press conferences, colloquia and other manifestations on this issue will take place.

http://www.aeud.org/2017/01/7th-day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-with-the-focus-on-the-persecuted-and-harassed-chinese-lawyers-on-the-24th-of-january-2017-in-around-30-cities/#.WGuF_QevEoE.facebook

DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER JANUARY 24, 2017 (CHINA):

http://dayoftheendangeredlawyer.eu/

https://www.facebook.com/events/374243992921815/

China: Father of detained China activist Jiang Tianyong attempts to sue state-run papers for defamation

January 3, 2017

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Detained activist Jiang Tianyong’s father is attempting to sue two Chinese newspapers for defamation over their reports on Jiang.

Jiang Lianghou wrote a complaint against Legal Daily and the Procuratorate Daily, two state-run outlets covering legal developments in the country.

Jiang is a prominent rights activist and former lawyer who recently advocated for the families of those detained in China’s crackdown on lawyers and rights activists. He went missing during a trip to Changsha in November and police recently confirmed that he is in custody. The family received notice from Changsha police on December 23 that he is being held in residential surveillance under suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power.”

On December 16, multiple mainland news outlets including Legal Daily and the Procuratorate Daily reported the same story under different bylines, saying that police said Jiang had been receiving foreign funds for a long period. He also spread rumours online and “incited petitioners and the family members of those involved to resist state authorities and interfered in legal cases, severely disrupting order in society and creating a negative social influence,” the reports said.

https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/01/03/father-detained-china-activist-jiang-tianyong-attempts-sue-state-run-papers-defamation/

DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER JANUARY 24, 2017 (CHINA):

http://dayoftheendangeredlawyer.eu/

https://www.facebook.com/events/374243992921815/

China: A New Year’s Message From the Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Group

January 3, 2017

Time sweeps by, the seasons change, and another year is upon us. As we bid farewell to the old and welcome the new, China’s human rights lawyers greet 2017.

We bore witness to too much in 2016.

For human rights lawyers, the year 2016 is a year of anxiety, dread, and perseverance.

As in 2015, human rights defenders in China continued to suffer enormously in 2016. Civil society was savaged, citizen activists and dissident intellectuals were taken into captivity one by one, some vanished for weeks before news of their detention was released, and others are now still being held incommunicado. In an uninterrupted succession, relatives and friends posted notices of “missing persons” — those who have been forcibly disappeared. They include: the couple Ge Jueping (戈觉平) and Luo Guoying (陆国英), Gu Yimin (顾义民), Hu Cheng (胡诚), Wang Wanping (王婉平), Chen Zongyao (陈宗瑶), Sun Cun (孙林), Deng Hongcheng (邓洪成), Xiao Bing (肖兵), Wang Jianhua (王建华), Li Nanhai (李南海), Ding Yan (丁岩), Wang Jun (王军), Deng Jianfeng (邓剑峰, released just recently), Ma Zhiquan (马志权), Wang Wei (王威), Dong Lingpeng (董凌鹏), Song Liqian (宋立前), Huang Anyang (黄安阳), Huang Qi (黄琦), Pu Fei (蒲飞, recently released), Liu Feiyue (刘飞跃), Xiong Feiling (熊飞骏), Wang Fei (王飞, a.k.a. Hai Di [海底]), and a long list of others. Whether or not these human rights defenders were charged with national security crimes, almost all were placed under residential surveillance at a designated location and denied access to lawyers and any other communication. They were forced into isolation and helplessness, as a way of trying to make them submit. The model of punishment used against “709 incident” rights lawyers was replicated again and again against them.

http://www.slguardian.org/2017/01/china-we-bear-witness-we-keep-the-faith/

DAY OF THE ENDANGERED LAWYER JANUARY 24, 2017 (CHINA):

http://dayoftheendangeredlawyer.eu/

https://www.facebook.com/events/374243992921815/