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    China Cracks Down on Human Rights Lawyers

    They have the right to remain silent. Beijing is firing back at those who fight for justice and dare to question the Party, labeling them swindlers. More than 200 legal professionals have been detained, with 20 still in custody, accused of trying to sabotage the government while fattening their wallets. Some have not even been allowed to see their own lawyers, who say this is the worst crackdown on legal practitioners in decades. But instead of cowering, many are vowing to fight for their right to defend China’s rule of law.

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