On July 9, 2015, nearly 300 human rights lawyers and defenders in China were arrested, interrogated and imprisoned. Some have failed in “black prisons”, places impossible to trace, completely isolated from the outside world, which are held in secret. This vast network, which addressed all those who denounced and attacked the authoritarian excesses of the Chinese Communist Party, was called “incident 709.” Some have been released, but others have been trapped in the totalitarian machinery of the Chinese government

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