Lawyers for China dissident's nephew say they face threats




 
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Lawyers for China dissident's nephew say they face threats
 
May 11th, 2012  
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Lawyers for China dissident's nephew say they face threats
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have confiscated a lawyer's license and threatened to do the same to another after they volunteered to defend the nephew of blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng. The moves come as Chen, whose escape from house arrest last month sparked an international furor, said officials were "going crazy" with reprisals against his family in eastern Shandong province. Chen's escape and subsequent refuge in the U.S. embassy caused embarrassment for China and led to a diplomatic crisis in Sino-U.S. relations. ...




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