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Chinese Attorneys Petition for Visits with Clients

More than 120 Chinese lawyers have signed a public petition calling for authorities in the eastern city of Zhengzhou to stop denying suspects access to their lawyers. In the petition this week, they also called on China's State Council to consider the issue from the standpoint of the unity of defending human rights and China’s legal system and change the statutes which allow the Zhengzhou police to deny them access to their clients. Before this year's 25th anniversary of the...

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