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Chinese Authorities Detain Dozens Of Human Rights Lawyers And Activists

Hong Kong Democratic Party's Albert Ho and legislator Leung Kwok-hung, attend a protest in Hong Kong after at least 50 Chinese human rights lawyers and activists were detained or questioned in recent days. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)
Hong Kong Democratic Party's Albert Ho and legislator Leung Kwok-hung, attend a protest in Hong Kong after at least 50 Chinese human rights lawyers and activists were detained or questioned in recent days. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese police have detained and interrogated dozens of human rights lawyers and activists in recent days. State media has accused the lawyers of being intent on illegal activism.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti talks with William Nee, China researcher for Amnesty International, about who has been targeted and what the crackdown means.

Guest

  • William Nee, China researcher for Amnesty International. He tweets at @williamnee.

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