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Radio Netherlands Worldwide: The state of China's human rights lawyers

February 19, 2009


Excerpted from Radio Netherlands Worldwide:

In the longer term, Sharon Hom of Human Rights in China is concerned that the harassment of rights defenders will increase as the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen protests nears.

"This is a process where rights defenders are picked up, released, harassed, beaten, and released. This is part of a pattern, but it's an intensifying one."

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