Human Rights Lawyers in China

Inaugural China Human Rights Lawyers ─ The second anniversary of 709 Crackdown

A ‘standing in silence’ action was held today for the Inaugural China Human Rights Lawyer’s Day, as for the second anniversary of the 709 Crackdown.

In regard to the China Human Rights Lawyers’ Day, inaugurated by human rights organizations from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Europe and the U.S., the Hong Kong-based China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group (CHRLCG) convened the standing-in-silence action to protest against the Chinese government’s persecution and to demonstrate citizens’ solidarity with the rights lawyers.

Human Rights Issues

Citizens are Innocent! Support New Citizens Movement!


When demand for transparency of the government becomes "inciting subversion of state power";

When expression of expectations on government in public areas becomes "assembling crowds to disturb public order";

When exercising citizens' rights becomes the cause of imprisonment,

Every person's rights could be deprived and violated at any time.


Every citizen in every society shall exercise their rights enshrined in the Constitution without any threat. The New Citizens' Movement is being oppressed relentlessly by the government. What the movement needs is not only the persistence of Mainland citizens, but also the support from different areas to unite civil power all over the world that effectively exert pressure on the Chinese government, urging it to respect and protect citizens' civil liberties and basic rights and to release the arrested activists immediately.