Five years after the ‘709’ crackdown on China’s human rights lawyers, their voices must be heard

Terence C. Halliday and Eva Pils, July 8, 2020 In the early hours of the morning on 9 July 2015, China’s security apparatus launched the first strike of its worst ever campaign against practicing lawyers in China.  The forced disappearance of woman lawyer Wang Yu by unidentified black-garbed, masked men signaled the beginnings of a…

Five years after the ‘709’ crackdown on China’s human rights lawyers, their voices must be heard