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The president of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping.
We co-wrote the letter with Lawyers for Lawyers, the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe and others.
We expressed our continued concern about the arrest and detention of human rights lawyers and defenders one year after the '709 crackdown' on 9 July 2015.
Currently 23 individuals are held under formal arrest:
These cases have attracted international attention and have significant implications for the rule of law and exercise of the legal profession in China.
We’re disturbed by the many reports on the violations of national law and international human rights law in the handling of the cases implicated in the 709 crackdown, to which the Chinese government has so far not granted any clarification or explanation.
The violations include:
We called on the president to dedicate their personal attention to ensure that the country honors its commitments to:
We asked the Chinese authorities to consider taking the following actions: