First, China Came for the LawyersJul 14th, 2011 | By Justin Long | | Print This Post |
“It’s open season on lawyers in China today. To be sure, not on most of the almost 200,000 who foster economic development and international business, but on those unwise enough to become involved in human rights, criminal justice, and controversial public-interest cases.” via First, They Came for the Lawyers – By Jerome A. Cohen | Foreign Policy.
This is a critical piece of the ongoing trend in China toward locking things down. China claims to be ruled by law–but it is shutting down those who can argue what the law says, and how it should be changed.