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Concern for China human rights lawyers

Thursday is United Nations Human Rights Day but not everywhere is it celebrated with equal enthusiasm.

China has the biggest population in the world and a constitutional commitment to freedoms of speech, press and assembly, but it is often the target for international criticism over human rights.

This year has seen a new concern - a crackdown on human rights lawyers which has raised questions not just about China's protection of human rights but even about the right to protect those rights.

BBC China editor Carrie Gracie reports from Beijing.

Illustrations by artist and cartoonist Badiucao

  • 09 Dec 2015
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