Over 250 Chinese Human Rights Lawyers & Activists Detained In China – Deprogram Ep. 13

One of the biggest crackdowns in China for decades happened this month. Starting July 10th, with the Wang Yu law firm and expanding over 19 provinces, Chinese authorities detained over one hundred human rights lawyers. State newspapers reported that they were detained on suspicions that they were gaining “fame and money” from stirring up “public pressure” against the government. Seven of the hundred plus are still detained and the whereabouts of 15 more are still unknown.