News 24 Chinese authorities have widened a crackdown on human rights groups, detaining or questioning more than 50 lawyers and activists in a sweep over the past few days, rights groups say. via Reuters
'Citing the need to buttress national security and stability,
President Xi Jinping's administration has tightened government control
over almost every aspect of civil society since 2012.
years, the government has detained dozens of Chinese for dissent and
Tibetans and Uighurs have complained of rights abuses, prompting
criticism from the US.
'Amnesty International said on Saturday at
least 52 lawyers and activists from Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou had
been detained or questioned over the previous 48 hours.'