China arrests over 100 lawyers and human and civil rights activits in a clamp down

MaryGSykes.com

http://jonathanturley.org/2015/07/15/china-arrests-over-100-lawyers-and-activists-in-latest-crackdown-on-human-rights/

One law firm that represented many activists was deemed “a major criminal organization.”

Jerome Larkin would be proud.  And my favorite is one commentator’s quote of Mark Twain who understood this argument well: “It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either”.

In a country where cell phones and police web cams are giving us shocking footage of how the police really act when out on the streets and the adjustments that need to be made,  I am certain the international backlash to the arrests will be overwhelming.

Today the seniors still at risk and who are not currently defended by independent counsel are:  Janie Thomas of Chicago, Alan Frake at Park Ridge Sunrise Senior Living and Ms. X, who is too afraid to even provide a…

View original post 433 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s