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Guardian: China court closes human rights law firm for six months

March 19, 2009

Excerpted from Guardian:

"The six-month shutdown sends a chilling warning to all lawyers that the authorities will not tolerate any perceived challenges to their power. This is not the path to a rule of law," said Sharon Hom, executive director of New York-based Human Rights In China.

The group warned last year that lawyers were increasingly coming under fire for helping people to defend their rights.

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